NBC is developing a series based on the movie “Single White Female,” TheWrap has confirmed.
The network has made a script commitment for the potential series, which will be written and executive produced by Eric Garcia. TriStar will produce.
The series will follow con-artist Hedra, who uses her professional connections to target Allie, a seemingly moneyed colleague in search of a roommate. However, Hedra begins to realize that her mark may not be quite as innocuous as she first seems.
The original 1992 movie starred Bridget Fonda as Allie and Jennifer Jason Leigh as Hedra. Barbet Schroeder directed the film from a screenplay by Don Roos. It was based on the novel “SWF Seeks Same” by John Lutz.
This is the latest in a long string of movie-to-TV adaptations. In the last few years alone, we have seen reboots of properties like “Rush Hour,” “Limitless,” “Minority Report,” and “Exorcist,” to name a few.
In addition, NBC will debut a prequel series to the action franchise “Taken” in the spring. Yet the network decided not to move forward with a TV continuation of the movie “Cruel Intentions” earlier this year.
The trend is not confined to broadcast, as Amazon is prepping a Jack Ryan series starring John Krasinski and a series based on Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed.” Spike Lee also announced that Netflix is developing a series based on “She’s Gotta Have It.”
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news about “Single White Female.”