Patty Jenkins & Chris Pine team up for One Day She'll Darken TV series

Hot off the armored heels of her well-earned WONDER WOMAN success, director Patty Jenkins is re-teaming with Steve Trevor, I mean Chris Pine, after Turner's TNT gave the greenlit for a straight-to-series order regarding a new drama entitled ONE DAY SHE'LL DARKEN.

For the moment, Jenkins is set to direct the pilot, though she may find herself directing additinal episodes as well. In regard to Chris Pine, he's signed on to star in all six episodes of the series, which are based on the autobiography of Fauna Hodel. A Fighter's Heart and The Disaster Diaries author Sam Sheridan will write the series while Turner's Studio T will produce along with Jenkins and Michael Sugar (13 REASONS WHY). Additionally, Sheridan and Pine will also serve as executive producers on the project, which will begin shooting as early as this fall.

According to the press release I'd recieved this afternoon, ONE DAY SHE'LL DARKEN tells the incredible story of Fauna Hodel who was given away by her teenage birth mother to a black restroom attendant in a Nevada casino in 1949. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets to her past, she follows a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Hollywood gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel, a man involved in the darkest Hollywood debauchery, the spider in the web around the legendary "Black Dahlia" murder of Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles in 1947.

Chris Pine will play Jay Singletary, a former Marine-turned-hack reporter/paparazzo. Jay was disgraced over his story about Hodel years ago, but now he sees a glimmer of redemption. This may be the opportunity Jay's been hopelessly waiting for, but inside this riddle lies a moral quandary he never expected: a labyrinth into the evil in men's hearts that will shake the unsteady Jay to his foundations.

Recently, TNT's executive vice president of original programming, Sarah Aubrey, said "Patty Jenkins is a phenomenally talented director who has always delivered powerful characters, from the unforgettable true-life serial killer in MONSTER to the game-changing superhero warrior in WONDER WOMAN. ONE DAY SHE'LL DARKEN is a mind-boggling true mystery with unpredictable twists and turns and edge-of-your-seat chills." Sarah then continued, "Sam Sheridan, an expert storyteller, has delivered scripts that entertain, frighten and tell tales of redemption and a powerful search for identity. Chris Pine has wowed us with so many of his performances, and knowing how multi-dimensional his character is in One Day She'll Darken, we are so lucky to have an actor as talented as he is to lead this cast."

ONE DAY SHE'LL DARKEN begins shooting this fall. Meanwhile, WONDER WOMAN is still kicking ass in theaters. Go see it, again!

Extra Tidbit: I need the home release date for WONDER WOMAN in my life. My body is ready.
Source: TNT



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