“ CBS has a script deal in place for a drama series, inspired by the life of Gloria Allred,” reports Variety.
The series is the brainchild of Deborah Schoeneman, who told Variety, “When I was finished working on the last season of ‘The Newsroom,’ I was trying to figure out what kind of show I wanted to develop. Gloria Allred was in the center of the stories in the news that most interested me, particularly about women seeking justice. I was thrilled that she was receptive and excited about partnering with Paul Young and me on this project. She was a lot of fun to pitch with … I feel lucky to have the opportunity to work with Gloria Allred to create a dynamic, passionate and polarizing character based on her. Gloria’s an amazing storyteller with a deep well of perfect material for television.”
Allred herself will be one of the executive producers should the series get picked up, Variety says.