Amazon developing new series based on Sandra Bullock’s college days
According to Deadline, Amazon Studios is developing a brand new comedy-drama series which will be set in the world of 1980s music and dance. The untitled series will be inspired by Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock‘s own college experience with Bullock also serving as an executive producer through her Fortis Films banner.
The series will follow the story of one darkly off-beat young woman, who defies expectations and sets out in search of love, community, and most importantly, an identity of her own. It’s a fantastical, dance-filled journey, traversing the worlds of drag-culture, mental health, and the AIDS epidemic, all while following a group of young outcasts who band together and dare to be themselves, despite the very real danger they face in doing so.
Created and written by K.C. Perry (The Originals), the show is being described as a hilarious, boundary-crossing, and often soul-wrenching trek through the oppressive cultural norms of the deep south in the 1980s.
Oscar winners Akiva Goldsman and John Legend have also signed on to executive produce the series through their Weed Road and Get Lifted banners, respectively.This project will mark the third collaboration between Bullock and Goldsman who had worked together on films such as A Time to Kill and Practical Magic. The two friends were the ones responsible for coming up with the idea for the series with Marja-Lewis Ryan (6 Balloons) helping them to develop their series. Ryan will be a consulting producer on the project. Weed Road’s Greg Lessans and Get Lifted’s Mike Jackson are also set as executive producers.