Bravo is following in the footsteps of networks like FX in its newest series “All That Glitters,” which is a limited series based on the lives of real people.
“All That Glitters,” a six-hour event series that will follow the friendship and rivalry between fashion icons and media sensations Anna Wintour and Tina Brown as depicted in the book “Newhouse” by Thomas Maier.
For the uninitiated, Wintour and Brown both rose to prominence in the media scene in the 1980s — Wintour over in fashion periodicals like “Vogue” and Brown in celebrity gossip publications like “The Tatler and Vanity Fair. Both were driven, high-profile women who fought to the top of a male-dominated industry.
This is also an interesting move for Bravo, which usually deals in unscripted TV. Some of its biggest hits include “Top Chef,” “Million Dollar Listing” and the “Real Housewives” franchises. It has dabbled in scripted series in recent years with shows like “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” and “Imposters,” but little that was high profile.
“All That Glitters” will be produced by Universal Cable Productions in association with Sony Pictures TV Entertainment.
Emmy nominees Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal (both from “Roots”) will be writing and executive producing. Maier is producing. Anne Hurd (“The Walking Dead”) and Judith Verno (“Masters of Sex”) are also executive producing.
No word on when the show will air.