Another day, another Netflix original series announcement — apparently, that’s what you get with a billion dollar annual content budget. Yesterday, it was “Sacred Games,” the streaming service’s first series to be shot in India. Today, it’s a conventional domestic order, “Girlboss,” a 13-episode comedy inspired by the New York Times best-seller “#Girlboss” by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal.
The show will premiere in 2017.
“Girlboss” will star Britt Robertson (“The Longest Ride,” “Tomorrowland”) as Sophia, a rebellious, broke anarchist who stumbles upon a passion for selling vintage clothes online, becomes an unlikely businesswoman and in the process realizes the value and the challenge of being the boss of her own life.
The series was created by Kay Cannon (“Pitch Perfect 2,” “30 Rock”), who is also serving as showrunner. Christian Ditter (“How to Be Single”) will direct and serve as one of the additional executive producers, along with Cannon, Amoruso and Charlize Theron (“Monster,” “Young Adult”) and Laverne McKinnon of the production company Denver & Delilah.
It marks the second Netflix series for Theron via Denver & Delilah. She is also producing the crime thriller “Mindhunter” with David Fincher (“Fight Club,” “The Social Network”). The series is based on the book “Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit” by John Douglas and Mark Olshakes, chronicling Douglas’ experiences as an FBI agent intimately involved with tracking some of the world’s most brutal serial murderers.
“Girlboss” star Robertson has co-starring roles in three upcoming films — director Peter Chelsom’s “The Space Between Us” (opening Aug. 19), with Asa Butterfield and Gary Oldman, “Mr. Church” (opening Sept. 9), with Eddie Murphy, and director Lasse Hallstrom’s “A Dog’s Purpose” (opening late 2016), with Dennis Quaid.