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Anna McCleery

Producer, Writer

    About Anna McCleery

    Anna McCleery is an award-winning writer for television.

    She created the ground-breaking series A KIND OF SPARK for CBBC and BYU (adapted from the beloved novel by Elle McNicoll). The second season launched in April 2024 and the show recently won the Royal Television Society and Broadcast awards for Best Children’s Programme.

    Praise for A KIND OF SPARK:
    “An intriguing thematic hook combined with truly great storytelling” Royal Television Society
    “Cool, fun and powerful” – The Guardian
    “Bursting with charm and intelligence” – The Telegraph
    “Enriching and revealing” – The Daily Mail

    Upcoming work includes SECRET SOCIETY OF REBEL GIRLS, a middle grade book series based on Anna’s original story and characters. Book One “Nina and the Mysterious Mailbox” will be released on 13th August as part of the globally successful Rebel Girls brand. The TV series is being developed by Lion Forge Entertainment with Anna acting as Lead Writer and Executive Producer.

    Anna also created, wrote and executive produced the double Emmy winning series FREE REIN for Netflix, with Vicki Lutas. The show ran to three seasons with two film-length specials and has a passionate global following. For her work on FREE REIN, Anna also won Best Children’s Episode for “Bob” (S2 Ep7) at the Writer’s Guild Awards and Best New Series at the Kidscreen Awards.

    Anna has a degree in history from King’s College, Cambridge.

    In Development

      • Production
      • Company
      • Notes
      • The Master
      • Left Bank Pictures
      • Adult thriller set in Oxford
      • The Lady Grace Mysteries
      • Coolabi, Cottonwood Media
      • Lead Writer, Executive Producer
      • Girl+
      • Kindle Entertainment
      • Secret Society of Rebel Girls
      • Lion Forge Entertainment
      • Lead Writer, Executive Producer. Novels based on an original idea.


      • Production
      • Company
      • Notes
      • A Kind of Spark
      • CBBC / BYU
      • Creator, Lead Writer, Executive Producer, Two Series
      • Free Rein
      • Netflix / Lime Pictures
      • Creator, Lead Writer, Executive Producer. Three Series, Two Films
      • Silverpoint
      • CBBC / Zodiak
      • Writer
      • Zero Chill
      • Netflix / Lime Pictures
      • Writer
      • Secret Life of Boys
      • Zodiac Kids Studio / CBBC
      • Writer
      • Hollyoaks
      • Channel 4
      • Writer
      • The Cut
      • BBC
      • Writer