Country-Music Drama ‘East Nasty’ From ‘Mixed-ish’ Showrunner Karin Gist in the Works at Freeform

Series is named after the “antiestablishment” country music community of East Nashville

Last Updated: February 6, 2020 @ 3:05 PM

Freeform has put into development the country-music drama “East Nasty,” from “Mixed-ish” showrunner Karin Gist and writer Jamie Rosengard.

Inspired by the real-life community of East Nashville, where an “antiestablishment, vibrant music scene is pushing to redefine what country music looks and sounds like,” the show centers on two best friends — one a black, queer singer-songwriter, and one a seemingly tailor-made country musician from a deeply religious family.

Per Freeform, “Though they don’t fit the face or sound of conservative country music, they will fight to lend their unique voices to a genre steeped in tradition and history.”

Rosengard will write and executive produce the project alongside Gist and her producing partner Claire Brown. “Where’d You Go Bernadette” producer Ginger Sledge and music industry veteran Paula Kay Hornick will also serve as EPs on the potential series. 20th Century Fox Television is the studio.

The project joins a growing development slate at Freeform, which also includes a modern-day adaptation of Dante’s “Inferno” and the Chainsmokers-produced musical drama “Demo.” Freeform also recently gave a series order to the ’90s-set thriller “Last Summer” from executive producer Jessica Biel.

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