Thanks to the success of their first original scripted series, The Royals, E! has now ordered a pilot for another original series, a modern day Cinderella story called The Arrangement.
It’s no surprise that the network would want to keep their latest success train going.The Royals premiered in March and is currently the highest-rated new original scripted series this year across all key demos in ad supported cable. Not to mention it’s a great Gossip Girl replacement and our latest guilty pleasure.
The Arrangement‘s pilot was written by Writer’s Guild Award and Emmy Award winner Jonathan Abrahams, who won for his previous work on Mad Men. Abrahams will also serve as executive producer on the series.
“Jonathan has written a terrific script that juxtaposes a very public Hollywood romance with darker, more nefarious elements. We are excited to work with Universal Cable Productions and Objective to make this pilot and bring the story to life,” said the network’s SVP of Scripted Programming Kevin Plunkett in a statement. “The Arrangement is the perfect follow-up to the success of The Royals, taking the E! brand further into the scripted space with young skewing, escapist stories.”
According to the network, The Arrangement follows Megan Morrison, a beautiful young actress who auditions for the female lead in a summer blockbuster playing opposite Kyle West, the hottest actor of the moment. After an amazing audition segues into a dream-like first date, Megan’s Cinderella story takes a turn to the bizarre when she is presented with a contract that details an entire relationship with Kyle. Megan must weigh her options and the benefits and consequences to her career and her life overall… and decide whether or not she will accept the deal (or, you know…The Arrangement).
There’s no premiere date set for the pilot yet, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted!
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