Lifetime has partnered with Matt Dorff and Bill O’Dowd on the made-for trilogy “Island Heat,” which will air during the net’s Monday Night Movie franchise.
Women’s cabler has greenlit production on the first of the three pics, a series of female-driven thrillers set in the Caribbean.
Dorff will write and exec produce with O’Dowd. Latter’s Dolphin Entertainment will finance the productions.
First out of the gate will be “Island Heat: Stranded,” which stars Erica Durance (“Smallville”) as a bride whose bachelorette party on the fictional island of San Carlos goes terribly wrong. Carlos Ponce (“7th Heaven”) will play police inspector Raddimus, a character that will recur in all three telepics. Ken Konwiser will direct, Kip Konwiser produce.
Production begins this spring in Puerto Rico. No air date is set.
Relevant Entertainment was instrumental in structuring the deal.
Dorff’s credits include CBS’ “Category 6: Day of Destruction.” O’Dowd exec produces current Nickelodeon series “Zoey 101” and “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide.”