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Olympic Gold Medalist Developing Scripted Drama

Jul 20, 2016  •  Post A Comment

An Olympic gold medal winner has received a green light on a scripted project that will focus on her sport. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Hulu has made a script commitment to the project from Tara Lipinski.

Lipinski won Olympic gold in figure skating at the Nagano Games in 1998. She was also the 1997 World Champion and has dabbled in acting and worked as a sports commentator.

“The project centers on a group of women and men in their teens and twenties who sacrifice their normal lives for a shot at the Olympics and examines just what it costs to become a champion,” THR reports. “Lipinski will executive produce with Michael Shamberg (‘Into the Badlands’), Jonathan Igla (‘Masters of Sex’) and Alexandra Zimbler, head of TV development at Shamberg’s company, MAS Production.”

Lipinski, who was 15 when she competed in Nagano, will reportedly be a part of NBC’s coverage of the upcoming Rio Games.

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