“The Handmaid’s Tale” producer Warren Littlefield has another project in the works at Hulu. The premium streaming service has given the green light to his pilot “Reprisal,” a person with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.
The project is described as a hyper-kinetic revenge tale following a relentless femme fatale who, after being left for dead, leads a vengeful campaign against a bombastic gang of gearheads. Littlefield is executive producing the pilot under his The Littlefield Company banner, along with A+E Studios’ Barry Jossen.
Josh Corbin will pen the script and co-executive produce, with Jonathan Van Tulleken set to direct the project.
If “Reprisal” is picked up to series, it would join several other dramas currently in the works at Hulu, along with George Clooney’s “Catch-22,” Josh Schwartz’ adaptation of John Green’s “Looking for Alaska,” Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington’s drama “Little Fires Everywhere, the Jeff Daniels-led “The Looming Tower” and, of course, Bruce Miller’s critical-darling “The Handmaid’s Tale.” The streaming platform also have several comedies in development.
Littlefield has been with the TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel — now deep into its second season on Hulu — from the beginning and also executive produce’s Noah Hawley’s “Fargo” series on FX.