Bravo is expanding its scripted slate with three development prospects, Variety has learned, including a new project from “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” star Paul Adelstein and a 1980s period drama from “Walking Dead” producer Gale Anne Hurd.
The ramp-up of scripted development comes ahead of the premiere of Bravo’s second scripted series and first half-hour scripted comedy, “Odd Mom Out,” which premieres this summer on June 8.
Adelstein brings dark comedy “My So Called Wife” to the net’s development slate, as co-writer, along with “Girlfriends’ Guide” director Adam Brooks (“Definitely Maybe, Wimbledon”).
The Universal Cable Productions’ project follows a female con artist who gets men to fall in love with her, marries them and then disappears with their money and just enough dirty inside information to guarantee they will never go to the police.
The cabler also has “White Collar Wives” in development. Written by Vanessa Reisen (”Extant,”“Weeds”), the series is set at Bastion Capital, one of the most successful hedge funds in New York City, and exposes scandals of the high finance world. From Adjacent Prods., Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner will serve as exec producers.
“All That Glitters,” produced by Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment and Judith Verno’s Peace Out Prods. (“Masters of Sex”), is also being developed as a miniseries. Based on Thomas Maier’s book, “Newhouse: All The Glitter, Power and Glory of America’s Richest Media Empire and the Secretive Man Behind It,” the project is set at the heyday of the magazine business in the 1980s when editors including Vogue’s Anna Wintour and Vanity Fair’s Tina Brown were ruthless in their competition to dominate the publishing world. Universal Cable Prods. and Sony Pictures Television are producing.
“We’re thrilled with the success of ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,’ and excited for Bravo audiences to fall in love with our first comedy, “Odd Mom Out,” said Lara Spotts, Bravo’s senior VP of development. “As we look to expand our scripted slate, we’re eagerly taking on new territories, from fashion to finance to female con artists, and obviously jumped at the opportunity to continue our relationship with Paul Adelstein and Adam Brooks who have a proven track record with the network.”
Variety has also learned Adelstein will get a producer credit on Season 2 of “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” on which he stars opposite Lisa Edelstein. The actor-producer also recurs on ABC’s “Scandal,” as campaign consultant Leo Bergen.