Thursday, July 27, 2017

'Wonder Woman's Patty Jenkins and Chris Pine Reteam for TNT Drama 'One Day She'll Darken'

TNT is staging a Wonder Woman reunion by giving a straight-to-series order to drama One Day She'll Darken with Patty Jenkins set to direct the pilot and Chris Pine attached to star. Production will begin on the six-episode season later this year for a 2018 debut.

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.

Pine will play Jay Singletary, a former Marine-turned-hack reporter/paparazzo. He 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.

Sam Sheridan (A Fighter's Heart, The Disaster Diaries) is set to write the series inspired by the autobiography of Fauna Hodel. He will executive produce with Jenkins, Pine and Michael Sugar. Studio T produces.

"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," said Sara Aubrey, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, TNT. "One Day She'll Darken is a mind-boggling true mystery with unpredictable twists and turns and edge-of-your-seat chills. 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."