Thursday, March 24, 2016

Bravo Gives Series Order to Dark Comedy 'My So Called Wife' Starring Inbar Lavi

Bravo continues its push into original scripted programming today with a series pick-up for dark comedy My So Called Wife from Universal Cable Productions and executive producers Adam Brooks, who directed the pilot, and Paul Adelstein. The 10-episode first season of the hourlong series will premiere in 2017.

My So Called Wife follows Maddie (Inbar Lavi), a master-of-disguise con-artist who gens men and women to fall in love with her, marries them and then disappears with their money and just enough dirty inside information to guarantee they will never go to the police. But things get complicated when her latest victims, Ezra (Rob Heaps) and Richard (Parker Young) track her down just as she eyes her next mark, Patrick (Stephen Bishop).

The series also stars Brian Benben, Katherine LaNasa, Adam Korson, Mark Harelik and Megan Park.

"Filled with intrigue and drama along with Bravo's trademark wink and humor, this series is the perfect addition to the network's slate as we continue our drive in the scripted arena," said Frances Berwick, President, Lifestyle Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. "This project builds upon the larger than life characters already populating Bravo in our scripted and unscripted fare, but is a world we could never do justice in reality, without the FBI subpoenaing us."

"As Bravo expands its scripted profile, we're proud to bring to life a story that is humorous, smart and sexy - the perfect fit for Bravo's discerning audience," said Jeff Wachtel, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and President, Universal Cable Productions. "This project has been a longtime labor of love for Dawn Olmstead who brought it to us before joining our studio. We're all excited to work with the brilliant Adam Brooks and Paul Adelstein."