The CW Picks Up 1960s Surf Project from Former 90210 Showrunner
The CW is heading to the '60s.
According to Deadline, the younger-skewing network has picked up a dark comedy pilot from former 90210 showrunner Rebecca Sinclair, following a gang of Malibu surfers in the early 1960s. Carol Mendelsohn Productions is also on board to executive produce with Sinclair.
Currently untitled, the project "explores the lives of a motley crew of Malibu surfers - each an outsider in their own way - who had found a community of kindred spirits. The show will dive beneath the idyllic surface of beach culture, using historic events - from the civil rights and women's rights movements to the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam - to give the project a specificity."
In a statement released today, Sinclair said, "There's a Trojan horse element to this show: We'll lure the audience in with gorgeous beaches, girls in bikinis and hot shirtless guys but then leave them grappling with big ideas."
Previously, Sinclair has served as executive producer for GILMORE GIRLS and 90210. She is often credited with turning the latter around after its lackluster premiere season. She departed the series in 2011.
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