Bad Girls Throughout History being adapted into anthology series by Liz Hannah
Liz Hannah (The Post, Mindhunter) will be writing the adaptation of Ann Shen’s nonfiction book Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women who Changed the World for Universal Content Productions, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Ry Russo-Young (The Sun Is Also a Star) will serve as director for the anthology series. Each episode of the show will focus on a different historical figure, ranging from Ada Lovelace to Rosa Parks to Mata Hari.
“Ann Shen’s book is all that needs to be said about the ambitions of this show. To depict women throughout history as they are: complex, funny, dark and everywhere in between. As a longtime admirer of Ry’s work, I’m ecstatic that Bad Girls will be the beneficiary of her unique vision and talent. I’m thrilled to be collaborating with Ann, Ry, Brittany and Graciella, and the entire team at UCP in bringing these women’s stories to audiences everywhere,” said Hannah.
“Bad Girls is an incredible opportunity to focus not on a single character or genre, but a kind of uncompromising personality that inhabits great women throughout history. I’m thrilled to work with Liz Hannah, who so smartly creates iconic characters with the quiet power of her writing,” added Russo-Young.
Each installment will be written, directed, and will star a different female team. The project is currently being shopped to networks and streaming services by UCP.
Hannah and Russo-Young will also serve as executive producers on the series alongside Brittany Kahan Ward and Graciella Sanchez for Echo Lake.