Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan may be bidding farewell to Litchfield this summer, but she’s already lining up her next Netflix series: Slutty Teenage Bounty Hunters.
Created by Kathleen Jordan (American Princess), the series follows 16-year-old fraternal twin sisters Sterling and Blair Wesley, who join forces with bounty hunter Bowser Simmons. While still juggling teen problems and dramas, they dive with Simmons into the world of bail-skipping bad guys.
As well as Jordan, Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann (who also brought GLOW to Netflix) will exec-produced the show under their overall deal with the streaming giant. Robert Sudduth (On My Block, American Princess) will serve as showrunner and will also exec-produce the series, alongside Blake McCormick (Mad Men, True Detective). Jesse Peretz (Girls) will direct the pilot episode.
In front of the camera, Maddie Phillips (Van Helsing, Supernatural), Anjelica Bette Fellini (The French Dispatch, The Gifted), Kadeem Hardison (A Different World) and Virginia Williams (Fuller House, Charmed) will star.
“We’re not here to judge, y’all. We’re here to embrace the nuance,” Jordan and Sugguth said in a statement. “This show is really about two young women trying to live their lives by their own rules, haters be damned. We can’t wait for the world to meet Sterling and Blair. And as for the title, Sex Positive Teenage Bounty Hunters didn’t have the same ring.”
“After spending the last seven years in prison, we were ready to break free and have some serious fun,” added Kohan. “Kathleen provided a world we were excited to jump into and shake our hips around.”
The show will film in Atlanta, Georgia, this year. While Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos has taken a stand against the state’s strict abortion bill, threatening to rethink its investment in Georgia if the legislation is passed into law, Netflix has said that it will make donation to The Autonomy Fund while production is underway there.
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