Universal Content Productions is developing “Bad Girls,” an anthology series based on Ann Shen’s book “Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World.”
Each episode will feature a different influential woman, including Ada Lovelace, Rosa Parks, Mata Hari and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Each episode will be written, directed, and starring a different female team.
Liz Hannah, who co-wrote the screenplay for “The Post,” is writing the series, with Ry Russo-Young (“The Sun is Also a Star”) directing the pilot. Hannah and Russo-Young will executive produce the series along with Brittany Kahan Ward and Graciella Sanchez for Echo Lake.
“Ann Shen’s book is all that needs to be said about the ambitions of this show. To depict women throughout history as they are: complex, funny, dark and everywhere in between. As a longtime admirer of Ry’s work, I’m ecstatic that ‘Bad Girls’ will be the beneficiary of her unique vision and talent. I’m thrilled to be collaborating with Ann, Ry, Brittany & Graciella, and the entire team at UCP in bringing these women’s stories to audiences everywhere,” Hannah said.
UCP is currently shopping the project to networks and streamers.
The studio is also developing an adaptation of the popular podcast “Dr. Death,” which it is also shopping.
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