Suzette Couture

Suzette Couture


Working in both the United States and Canada, her writing has been internationally praised in publications including the New York Times and the Washington Post.  Her scripts are invariably greenlit and consistently deliver audiences, ratings and international sales.





Her passion for stories that illuminate the human condition has resulted in multiple awards, including:

  • The Humanitas Award for Haven, the CBS television miniseries starring Natasha Richardson and Anne Bancroft.
  • Four Canadian Gemini Awards for Best Writing:
    • After The Harvest, CTV/Lifetime MOW
    • Conspiracy of Silence, CBC miniseries
    • Love and Hate, CBC miniseries
    • Skate, Blades of Courage, CBC MOW
  • The WGC Award for The Man Who Lost Himself
  • The Margaret Collier Award for body of work
  • Emmy nomination for the CBS miniseries Jesus

Recent credits include:

  • The Last Templar, based on the best-selling novel by Raymond Khoury, a four-hour miniseries for NBC starring Mira Sorvino and Victor Garber.
  • The Mermaid Chair, based on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd and starring Kim Basinger, for Lifetime Television
  • The Book of Ruth, based on the novel by Jane Hamilton, starring Christine Lahti, for CBS
  • Martha Inc., the controversial, blackly comic biopic of Martha Stewart for NBC

As writer-producer, selected credits:

  • The Man Who Lost Himself, starring David James Elliott, CTV’s highest-rated movie of the year, attracting 1.8 million viewers.
  • La Florida, feature film, with partner Pierre Sarrazin, starring Rémy Girard.  Winner of the Golden Reel Award for highest box office in Canada
  • The City, co-creator and show runner, 33 episodes of the hour-drama series for CTV, sold internationally through Pearson Television/Fremantle.