Bravo is pumping up its slate of scripted originals, and a key ingredient in the expansion will be a 1980s period drama from “Walking Dead” producer Gale Anne Hurd, Variety reports.
The report notes that Bravo has three new development projects in the works, including one from “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” star Paul Adelstein.
Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment and Judith Verno’s Peace Out Productions are behind “All That Glitters,” which is being developed as a miniseries, the story reports.
“Based on Thomas Maier’s book ‘Newhouse: All The Glitter, Power and Glory of America’s Richest Media Empire and the Secretive Man Behind It,’ the project is set at the heyday of the magazine business in the 1980s when editors including Vogue’s Anna Wintour and Vanity Fair’s Tina Brown were ruthless in their competition to dominate the publishing world,” Variety reports.
The Adelstein project is the dark comedy “My So Called Wife,” with Adelstein on board as a co-writer with “Girlfriends’ Guide” director Adam Brooks.
Also in development at Bravo is “White Collar Wives,” written by Vanessa Reisen (”Extant,”“Weeds”).
The report notes: “The ramp-up of scripted development comes ahead of the premiere of Bravo’s second scripted series and first half-hour scripted comedy, ‘Odd Mom Out,’ which premieres this summer on June 8.”