EXCLUSIVE: Peacock is headed to Ancient Egypt with Cleo, a one-hour dramedy in growth from author Jessica Runck (Man With A Plan), Jane the Virgin developer/showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, TrillTV and CBS Studios, the place Urman is below an general deal.
Written by Runck, with Urman serving as as showrunner, Cleo revolves round Cleopatra, an overqualified younger girl who’s compelled to cover her intelligence behind make-up, garments and males to earn the respect she wants to hold on to her job: being queen of Egypt. A dramatic comedy set in historical Egypt that proves not a lot has modified in two thousand years, Cleo shares the feminist take of Urman’s Peabody Award-winning Jane the Virgin.
Runck and Urman govt produce with Kaplan and Brian Morewitz for Kapital Entertainment, Wendi Trilling for TrillTV, together with Joanna Klein and Karen Forman. CBS Studios is the studio.
Runck most not too long ago served as consulting producer on Hallmark’s The Way Home, starring Andie MacDowell. Before that, she labored on the ultimate three seasons of CBS Man With A Plan, becoming a member of as a employees author in Season 2, rising to govt story editor. Runck is repped by Karen Forman Management, Kaplan Stahler Agency and lawyer Paul Miloknay.
Urman developed and govt produced the CW’s Jane the Virgin. She additionally govt produced the CW’s reboot of Charmed, which ran for 4 seasons, in addition to the CBS medical drama Good Sam and Lifetime’s Flower’s within the Attic: The Origin. Prior to Jane the Virgin, Urman created Emily Owens, MD, additionally for the CW, and wrote the screenplay for the characteristic movie Something Borrowed primarily based on the Emily Giffin novel. Urman is repped by Hansen, Jacobson, Teller.
Kapital and TrillTV, that are behind CBS’ hit comedy The Neighborhood, beforehand arrange Triggered, a single-camera comedy from writer-producer Dana Klein, at Peacock.