If the producer of 'Gilmore Girls' and '90210' approached you and said she had a new idea, what would you say?
If you like money, you say "YES, A THOUSAND TIMES YES."
Rebecca Sinclair, the producer of both shows (and former writer on 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer') has set up two new hour-long drama projects which she will write and produce. The first is an untitled drama sold to the CW network; the second is an adaptation of the book 'Lost Girls' being produced with Ridley Scott's company Scott Free.
Sinclair served as show-runner and Exec Producer on the new '90210' for three seasons. She wrote eleven episodes during her tenure as well. As if her writing abilities weren't already trusted by the geed-brigade after eight episodes of 'Buffy,' Sinclair also scripted an episode of the cult darling 'Freaks & Geeks' back in 2000.
The untitled project sold to CW is a drama about a young, self-obsessed pop star (as if there is any other kind). The starlet is the black sheep of her very religious family, as she covets fame and her own career more than family or faith. The twist comes when an adoring fan claims to have been physically healed by the starlet's touch and rumors begin to spread about her divine powers.
The second project is a tad more involved: titled 'The Lost Girls,' after the travel memoir by Jennifer Baggett, Holly Corbett and Amanda Pressner, the series project will fictionalize the writer's non-fictional accounts. The book centers on four twenty-something American women who each decide to go abroad and travel as their answer to a point of crisis in their lives. The television adaptation will add a mystery element to the story, as one of the women vanishes and the remaining pledge to track her down. Thus begins a quest around the globe as the characters try to find their friend while finding themselves.
This is the second time that 'Lost Girls' has been in development for television; ABC gave a put pilot commitment to the project back in 2010. This version is being produced by Scott Free with CBS Television Studios, the company that produces Sinclair's '90210.'
Having created the mega-hit 'Gilmore Girls' and having been credited with single-handedly turning around '90210' at its darkest hour, it is no surprise that these studios would line up to take orders from Rebecca Sinclair.
More on each project as it becomes available.