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'Orange Is the New Black' Creator Heads to HBO With New Drama THR

Jenji Kohan, the creator of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” is working on an HBO drama project about a dark chapter in U.S. history -- the Salem witch trials, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.

Kohan, who spent eight seasons with Showtime on the series “Weeds,” will write the script with Bruce Miller of “Eureka” and Tracy Miller, with Kohan and Bruce Miller also executive producing. The drama is from Lionsgate TV, where Kohan has an overall deal.

“The untitled Salem period drama explores the circumstances surrounding one of the most compelling chapters in American history, when intolerance and repression set neighbor against neighbor and led a town to mass hysteria,” the story reports.

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