Lifetime has ordered a tell-all TV movie that will go behind the scenes of the original “Melrose Place.”
“The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story” will draw from cast and crew interviews to tell the story of the ’90s Fox drama, which starred Heather Locklear, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Andrew Shue, Grant Show, Marcia Cross and Doug Savant. The movie will delve into casting drama, Locklear’s ratings-revitalizing arrival and the actors’ requests for increasingly wilder story lines from the writing staff.
Produced by Aaron Spelling and created by Darren Starr as a companion piece to “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Melrose Place” aired on Fox from 1992 to 1999.
“The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story” will be the fourth such TV tell-all from Lifetime, which aired an unauthorized “Saved by the Bell” film in 2014 and is planning upcoming “Full House” and “Beverly Hill, 90210” movies.
Michael Larkin (“Secrets in the Walls”) and Howard Braunstein (“The Informant!”) will executive produce, with Christian Bruyere (“A Girl’s Best Friend”) producing. The movie is being written by Dana Schmalenberg (“Single Ladies”) and directed by Mark Griffiths (“A Novel Romance”).