NBC Exec #1: “We have a hit on our hands with This Is Us. I think we have to strike while the iron is hot. Any suggestions?”
NBC Exec #2: “How about…a Single White Female TV series?”
NBC Exec #1: “That’s brilliant!”
NBC Exec #2: “I was joking.”
Add Single White Female to the growing roster of movie-to-TV reboots.
NBC is developing a reboot of the 1992 feature film that starred Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The drama, which has received a script commitment, is described as a “modern-day reboot” of the cult classic movie that was written by Don Roos and directed by Barbet Schroeder and itself based on John Lutz’s novel SWF Seeks Same.
The update is set in San Francisco (unlike the film’s New York setting) and a soapy psychological thriller in which the lines between good and evil are constantly blurred. Here’s the logline: When erstwhile con-artist Hedra (played in the movie by Leigh) uses her professional connections to target Allie (portrayed by Fonda), a seemingly moneyed colleague in search of a roommate, Hedra slowly begins to realize that her mark may not be quite as innocuous as she first seems. Soon, viewers will come to understand that Hedra may have met her match in Allie, making viewers question who is really being “single white female’d.”
This is a sure sign that we’re hitting peak TV. Hopefully, this will turn out better than Heroes.