Indie filmmaker Ry Russo-Young collaborated on the screenplay for her 2012 feature “Nobody Walks” with Lena Dunham, and now she’s following in the “Girls” creator and star over to the small screen. Deadline reports that Bravo has put a supernatural drama from Russo-Young and playwright Dorothy Fortenberry into development.
“Witch Hunt” is described by Deadline as set in a “reimagined New York City” and centered around a single mother who, desperate for employment, takes a job at a major cosmetics company only to discover that it’s a front for a witches’ coven. The project is being produced by Fabrik Entertainment, with Mikkel Bondeson and Henrik Bastin serving as executive producers and Kristen Campo as co-executive producer.
Meanwhile, “The Jones,” Bravo’s planned pilot based on the 2009 Demi Moore/David Duchovny indie film of the same name, will not be going forward, with the production company and the network releasing a statement saying “ABC Studios and Bravo have mutually decided not to proceed with production of the drama pilot, ‘The Joneses.’ We are discussing other projects moving forward.”
Bravo’s forays into scripted programming are new and recent, with the network having announced its first intended hour-long dramas last year. A pilot for “Rita,” starring “Breaking Bad” actress Anna Gunn as an outspoken private school teacher trying to balance three teenagers at hoe and overprotective parents at work, will go into production next month.