CBS has a script deal in place for a drama series, inspired by the life of Gloria Allred, Variety has learned. The project hails from writer/exec producer Deborah Schoeneman.
Inspired by the life of the famed feminist attorney Allred, the fictional drama revolves around a fearless, outspoken lawyer who takes on the toughest civil rights cases and is masterful at using the media in order to get justice.
Allred will serve as an exec producer, along with Schoeneman, a former staff writer on the CW’s “90210.” Peter Principato (Netflix’s “Wet Hot American Summer”) and Paul Young (FX’s “Married”) are also EPs. The untitled legal drama is produced by CBS Television Studios.
Known for her high-profile cases, many involving women’s rights, Allred has represented many clients in suits again celebrities, including Michael Jackson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Anthony Weiner and the family of Nicole Brown Simpson during the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
SOURCE: Elizabeth Wagmeister