Prolific producer Greg Berlanti may have two more wins under his belt as he has sold two dramas to NBC. First up is an hour-long drama series based on Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights.” Set in the Napa Valley, Napa will be written by Tom Donaghy (The Whole Truth). Donaghy, Berlanti and Melissa Kellner Berman will co-executive produce the hour, which has a put-pilot commitment from the network. The story, originally published in the mid-1800s, centers on the doomed relationship between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff. Hit the jump for info on Berlanti’s family drama, Family Affair.
We first heard about the romantic thriller Napa in October, when Rose McGowan signed on to star. The independent production has started shooting on location in Napa Valley, and a few more actors of note have joined the project. Variety reports Sean Astin, Kevin Pollak, Johnathon Schaech, and Taryn Manning will round out the cast. The story centers on “a woman (McGowan) who has recently returned from three Afghanistan military tours and is given the job of sheriff in her Napa hometown.”
Napa is the directorial debut of Michael Kerr. Kerr co-wrote the script with Hans Ostrom. Nellie Nugiel (Greek) is producing.
Rose McGowan has signed on to star in Napa, the directorial debut of Michael Kerr. According to Variety, Kerr will also produce the romantic thriller from a script he co-wrote with Hans Ostrom based on Ostrom’s novel Three to Get Ready. McGowan will play Scarlett Harding, “who gets a job as sheriff in her hometown of Napa after returning from three military tours of Afghanistan.” If the picture at the top of this article showed a male actor, that logline would be incredibly boring. Given McGowan’s kisser—slightly more interesting.
Nellie Nugiel (Greek) and Ellen Wander (Dolan’s Cadillac) will also produce; Wander will handle the worldwide distribution deals through Film Bridge International. McGowan will next be seen in the TV movie The Pastor’s Wife when it premieres on Lifetime in 2012.