Friday, February 23, 2024

Ilene Chaiken Still Keeps Making Shows

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Former runner of Empire on FOX and the show that shall not be named here on the Fandomentals (okay, fine, it’s the L Word), has another pilot in the works with FOX. As yet untitled, the drama revolves around a special agent with the FBI, Hazel Otis, who has a personal indiscretion come to light right in the middle of her investigation of a domestic terror threat. Also, that personal indiscretion was an affair, with a very prominent general. Ruh-roh. With her personal life in shambles and her career in jeopardy, Hazel has to begin the long process of rebuilding.

Hazel is already cast with Katie Holmes (Batman, Dawson’s Creek), who will make her return to television should the pilot be ordered to series.

She can’t believe someone in 2018 named their young lady lead Hazel Otis either.

For those of you who endured the L Word during its naughties run, the other casting news will bring back a familiar face. Rose Rollins (Tasha from the L Word) will co-star as Sara Ruiz. According to Deadline, Ruiz is a friend of Otis’ who “stands by Hazel when the scandal breaks.”

No, you’re not the only one getting an inverted The Good Wife vibe from this.

The drama pilot is being executive-produced by Chaiken, Melissa Scrivner Love, Judy Smith, and produced in conjunction with 3 Arts’ Oly Obst.


Images courtesy of Showtime and Warner Bros.

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