Showtime has ordered a pilot for “Now What With Amanda de Cadenet,” the network’s first-ever news magazine show. The half-hour weekly series will explore America’s current social, sexual, cultural and political issues from de Cadenet’s feminist point of view.
“It’s a historically significant time to be a woman — and an incredibly divisive time in our culture,” de Cadenet said in a press release Tuesday.
“People are really struggling to navigate the new and ever evolving social paradigms that are currently taking shape,” she added. “I’m excited and ready to explore the nuanced conversations and heated debates that all genders are having, both online and in private to make sense of how the hell we got here, and most importantly; how do we move forward in the most effective way?”
Tamyka Smith, Jane Cha Cutler, R.J. Cutler, Todd Lubin, Jason Weinberg, Jay Peterson and de Cadenet will executive produce the potential series. Inuka Bacote and Danielle Oexmann will serve as co-showrunners; former editor-in-chief of “Glamour” magazine Cindi Leive is consulting producer. Matador Content and Cutler Productions will produce for Showtime.
De Cadenet started her career in the United Kingdom as the host of “The Word,” and then became more well-known on “The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet” and “Undone with Amanda de Cadenet.” She has written two books, “It’s Messy: On Boys, Boobs and Badass Women” and “#girlgaze: How Girls See the World.”
Also the founder and CEO of website GirlGaze, de Cadenet is repped by CAA, Untitled Entertainment, and Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein. Cutler is repped by CAA, Lighthouse Management, and attorney Jeanne Newman at Hansen, Jacobson, Teller. Matador Content is repped by CAA and attorney Jeanne Newman at Hansen, Jacobson, Teller.