Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Development News - Sarah Michelle Gellar to Star in Amazon's 'Hot Pink'; Barry Watson and Mouzam Makkar Join The CW's 'Naomi'

Development News - March 31, 2021

Amazon's Hot Pink and The CW's Naomi.

  • HOT PINK (Comedy, Single Camera) - Loosely inspired by the novel What Girls Are Made Of by Elana K. Arnold. Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Written by Elisabeth Holm. Directed by Desiree Akhavan. Executive produced by Holm, Akhavan, Rebecca Green, Sue Naegle and Ali Krug. Produced by Amazon Studios and Annapurna Television. Logline: Nina Faye was raised to believe that there is no such thing as unconditional love, meaning she will do anything for her boyfriend to prove her worthiness. But when he breaks up with her, Nina is lost and sets out to find what the conditions of love really are.
  • Barry Watson, Mouzam Makkar, Mary-Charles Jones, Aidan Gemme, Daniel Puig and Will Meyers will co-star on the drama pilot starring Kaci Walfall. Watson starred for six seasons in The WB's 7th Heaven. Makkar starred in ABC's one-season drama The Fix and NBC's one-season comedy Champions. Jones starred for two seasons in CBS' Kevin Can Wait. Gemme originated the role of Peter on Broadway in the musical Finding Neverland. Puig appeared in the 2019 film The System. Meyers has guest starred on ABC's Fresh Off the Boat, FOX's Gotham and Netflix's Orange Is the New Black.
  • Watson will play Greg, Naomi's (Walfall) adoptive father, a veteran military officer who is serious about his responsibilities at the town's military base. He is happily married to Jennifer and sees Naomi as the perfect daughter.
  • Makkar will play Jennifer, Naomi's adoptive mother, who dotes on her bright and gifted daughter. She is happily married to Greg and teaches linguistics at the town military base.
  • Jones will play Annabelle, Naomi's fiercely loyal classmate and best friend who is unafraid of telling Naomi hard truths. Though she thinks Naomi is overly obsessive about a recent mysterious event, she supports her in her quest for answers.
  • Gemme will play Jacob. Sweet, shy and a bit nerdy, he has been dating Annabelle since the fifth grade, and he treats her like a queen.
  • Puig will play Nathan, a high school jock who briefly dated Naomi before she ended the relationship. Though the two remain friends, they still share an undeniable chemistry, and Naomi's interest in another teen sparks Nathan's jealousy.
  • Meyers will play Anthony, a handsome teen and proud "townie" who has a crush on Naomi and will do anything to help her on her journey.