Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan have been writing and creative partners since they both enrolled at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU in the early 1990s. The pair have collaborated on many feature film comedies including 'Can't Hardly Wait' in 1998 and the criminally-underrated 'Josie and the Pussycats' in 2001. Now, the highly successful duo has set their sights on television, bringing a supernatural romantic drama to E!.
The untitled project is being described as a high-concept romantic drama, drawing on the talents of these two prominent feature writers to bring a rare scripted series to E!. The project centers on a young entertainment lawyer who dies but is determined to pursue a romance with a woman who’s still alive — while he exists in limbo in New York City, working for the department that judges the recently departed.
Recently, Kaplan and Elfont wrote 'Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus,' a feature in pre-production with Reese Witherspoon attached to star. They tested the television waters with a TV movie called 'American Judy' last season; time will tell whether or not the pair can adjust to a serialized story pacing style.
The popular destination for reality series, E! has been trying to beef up its scripted development since April 2012. More on this project (like a possible title) when it becomes available.