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Director Patty Jenkins and Chris Pine Reunite For TNT Drama Series ‘ONE DAY SHE’LL DARKEN’

July 27, 2017

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TNT has officially given a greenlight on a new upcoming drama series ONE DAY SHE’LL DARKEN. Wonder Woman‘s Patty Jenkins will direct the pilot and potentially additional episodes, with Chris Pine also starring in all six episode.

Sam Sheridan, author of A Fighter’s Heart and The Disaster Diaries, will write all six episodes inspired by the autobiography of Fauna Hodel. Turner’s Studio T will produce with Jenkins, Michael Sugar, Sheridan and Pine executive producing.

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. Jay was disgraced over his story about Hodel years ago, but now he seems 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 heart that will shake the unsteady Jay to his foundations. The project reunits Pine and Jenkins after their box office sensation hit, Wonder Woman. He will be seen next in Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time, and will soon begin production on Outlaw King.

Sarah Aubrey, Executive Vice President of Original Programming for TNT said:

“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. 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 of his performances, and knowing how multi-dimension 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.”

Production will begin this fall.

It hasn’t been revealed whether Jenkins will return for Wonder Woman 2, which was announced it will be released on December 13, 2019.

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