Jenji Kohan Developing Salem Period Drama for HBO
WEEDS and ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK creator Jenji Kohan is bringing her provocative talents to HBO.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kohan is currently developing an untitled period piece drama, which she will also write alongside ALPHAS' Bruce Miller and Tracy Miller.
The project, from Lionsgate TV, "explores the circumstances surrounding one of the most compelling chapters in American history, when intolerance and repression set neighbor against neighbor and led a town to mass hysteria."
Kohan's ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, a Netflix exclusive, is currently filming its second season, and follows engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex (Laura Prepon) results in her arrest and 15-month long detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper must trade her comfortable New York life with fiancé Larry (Jason Biggs) for an orange prison jumpsuit and a baffling prison culture where she is forced to question everything she believes and form unexpected new alliances with a group of eccentric and outspoken inmates. The series' diverse ensemble also includes Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Pablo Schreiber, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox and Taryn Manning.