A series based on a men’s magazine has been given an order by Cinemax, although the show won’t be part of the network’s softcore "Skinamax" shows, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
The half-hour late night program, based on the pub Femme Fatales, will have an erotic component, however, and feature noir mysteries with strong female characters, the article says.
"We have an opportunity to tell some sexy and thrilling stories that all have powerful women," says Bob Conti, senior vice president creative affairs at Cinemax. He cited movies such as "Bound" and "Red Rock West" as inspirations for the series, the article adds. The show will air in 2011.