Lifetime revives ‘Ophelia’

Cabler gives nod to telepic adaptation of 1994 bestseller

Lifetime has greenlighted the telepic “Reviving Ophelia,” inspired by the popular nonfiction book about raising teenage daughters.

Jane Kaczmarek (“Malcolm in the Middle”) and Kim Dickens (“Treme”) will play adult sisters who must lean on each other when confronted with their daughters’ problems — particularly when one of the teenagers is being abused by her boyfriend.

Teena Booth wrote the screenplay, while Bobby Roth is directing for Muse Entertainment. Joel S. Rice and Michael Prupas exec producing.

Shooting takes place this month. Pic will air on Lifetime later this year.

First published in 1994, Mary Pipher’s “Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls” became a bestseller and made waves in popular culture due to its subject matter. In the book, Pipher contends that young women remain victims of abuse, peer pressure and demands from society as they attempt to conform to a certain ideal.

When it was published, then-first lady Hillary Clinton was among its prominent fans.

More TV

  • Chris MatthewsTime 100 Gala, New York,

    Female Staffer Who Accused Chris Matthews of Sexual Harassment Received Severance from NBC

    Lifetime has greenlighted the telepic “Reviving Ophelia,” inspired by the popular nonfiction book about raising teenage daughters. Jane Kaczmarek (“Malcolm in the Middle”) and Kim Dickens (“Treme”) will play adult sisters who must lean on each other when confronted with their daughters’ problems — particularly when one of the teenagers is being abused by her […]

  • SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1734

    'SNL': Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump Declares 'The War on Christmas Is Over' (Watch)

    Lifetime has greenlighted the telepic “Reviving Ophelia,” inspired by the popular nonfiction book about raising teenage daughters. Jane Kaczmarek (“Malcolm in the Middle”) and Kim Dickens (“Treme”) will play adult sisters who must lean on each other when confronted with their daughters’ problems — particularly when one of the teenagers is being abused by her […]

  • Rupert Murdoch

    21st Century Fox Clarifies Rupert Murdoch's 'Nonsense' Remark About Fox News Sexual Harassment

    Lifetime has greenlighted the telepic “Reviving Ophelia,” inspired by the popular nonfiction book about raising teenage daughters. Jane Kaczmarek (“Malcolm in the Middle”) and Kim Dickens (“Treme”) will play adult sisters who must lean on each other when confronted with their daughters’ problems — particularly when one of the teenagers is being abused by her […]

  • HBO Documentary President Sheila Nevins Stepping

    HBO Documentary President Sheila Nevins Stepping Down

    Lifetime has greenlighted the telepic “Reviving Ophelia,” inspired by the popular nonfiction book about raising teenage daughters. Jane Kaczmarek (“Malcolm in the Middle”) and Kim Dickens (“Treme”) will play adult sisters who must lean on each other when confronted with their daughters’ problems — particularly when one of the teenagers is being abused by her […]

  • Disney-Fox Deal Sets Up Scramble for

    Disney-Fox Deal Unleashes Flood of Free-Agent Executives, Talent

    Lifetime has greenlighted the telepic “Reviving Ophelia,” inspired by the popular nonfiction book about raising teenage daughters. Jane Kaczmarek (“Malcolm in the Middle”) and Kim Dickens (“Treme”) will play adult sisters who must lean on each other when confronted with their daughters’ problems — particularly when one of the teenagers is being abused by her […]

  • Morgan Spurlock Sexual Misconduct

    Morgan Spurlock's TNT Series 'Who Rules the World' Halts Production

    Lifetime has greenlighted the telepic “Reviving Ophelia,” inspired by the popular nonfiction book about raising teenage daughters. Jane Kaczmarek (“Malcolm in the Middle”) and Kim Dickens (“Treme”) will play adult sisters who must lean on each other when confronted with their daughters’ problems — particularly when one of the teenagers is being abused by her […]

  • George Clooney Matt Charman

    Watergate Series in the Works at Netflix From George Clooney, Matt Charman

    Lifetime has greenlighted the telepic “Reviving Ophelia,” inspired by the popular nonfiction book about raising teenage daughters. Jane Kaczmarek (“Malcolm in the Middle”) and Kim Dickens (“Treme”) will play adult sisters who must lean on each other when confronted with their daughters’ problems — particularly when one of the teenagers is being abused by her […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content