Lifetime has ordered Jenji Kohan’s “American Princess” straight-to-series.
Ten one-hour episodes have been ordered for the scripted show that centers on Amanda, a socialite who runs off with a Renaissance Faire after her wedding plans fall apart. The show is a co-production between A+E Studios and IM Global Television.
“American Princess” is created, written and executive produced by Jamie Denbo. Kohan (“Orange Is the New Black”) and Tara Herrmann also executive produce.
“Jenji has always taken interesting and unconventional worlds and given them heart and humor,” said Gateley. “From the get-go, ‘American Princess’ was a concept we loved as it’s incredibly relatable to want to parachute from one’s life in difficult times. In Jenji, Jamie and Tara’s hands, we know this will be hilarious and special.”
Kohan is repped by CAA and attorney Robert S. Getman. Denbo is with Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Herrmann is repped by CAA.