Bad Girls Coming to NBC in US
Bad Girls, the fabulous UK television show, has been picked up for a pilot by NBC.
John Wells is back at NBC with a new drama. The network has handed out a pilot pickup to Bad Girls, written by Nancy Pimental and executive produced by Wells. The project, based on the long-running UK hit series of the same name, follows the ins-and-outs of a group of unlikely women in a federal prison: a scandalous female warden, her new protégé and a host of inmates — some mothers, some friends — who struggle with loyalties to people on the inside and the outside.
Wells and Pimental are executive producing with John Wells Prods’ Andrew Stearn and original series’ producer Shed Media. The Warner Bros TV project reunites Wells with NBC topper Robert Greenblatt, who picked up another Wells-backed drama based on a British format while at Showtime, Shameless, on which Pimental serves as writer-producer. This marks Wells’ first pilot at NBC since the network’s previous regime abruptly canceled his cop drama Southland,which has since found a second life at TNT.
Greenblatt was the head of SHOWTIME and helped bring THE L WORD to television on Showtime in 2004.
Of utmost interest to L-word.com readers – will Helen and Nikki be back? If not, will there be another hot lesbian relationship? The Helen/Nikki fandom has always been very popular with fanfic readers and writers. We will be hosting BAD GIRLS FANFIC at FemSlash http://ffslash.fanfic.me.
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