Friday, January 29, 2016

E! Gives Series Order to Drama 'The Arrangement' Starring Christine Evangelista & Josh Henderson

E! has given a series order to its second original scripted drama series The Arrangement created by Jonathan Abrahams. Produced by Universal Cable Productions, the first season will include 10 one-hour episodes.

The Arrangement follows Megan Morrison (Christine Evangelista), a beautiful young actress who auditions for the female lead in a summer blockbuster playing opposite Kyle West (Josh Henderson), one of the world's top action movie stars. Kyle's mentor is Terrence Anderson (Michael Vartan), who runs a self-help organization called the Institute of the Higher Mind with his wife, Deann (Lexa Doig). After Megan's amazing audition leads to an incredible first date (and more) with Kyle, her Cinderella story takes an unexpected turn when she is presented with a contract that would change her life forever. In a town where fame means everything, Megan must decide how far she's willing to go to launch her career and whether or not she will accept "The Arrangement."

Abrahams will executive produce the drama with Jimmy Fox, Layla Smith and Gregory Lipstone. The pilot was directed by Ken Olin. Universal Cable Productions, Objective Productions USA and All3Media America will produce.

"E! viewers have shown a strong appetite for scripted fare, and we look forward to building on the success of The Royals with this exciting, new drama," said Jeff Olde, EVP Programming and Development. "We love the way Jonathan has juxtaposed dark storylines against a backdrop of Hollywood glitz and glamor. His unique and sinister twist on the classic fairy tale love story is a perfect addition to E!'s pop culture lineup."

"Jonathan is a great writer with a sophisticated and fun voice," said Dawn Olmstead, EVP of Development at Universal Cable Productions. "He has an uncanny knack for turning everyday events into complicated and compelling morality tales. We're thrilled to be working with him."