Jennifer Love Hewitt is apparently not satisfied with being the star of one hit series on Lifetime; she also wants to lend a hand in developing another.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the “Client List” actress and her Fedora Films production company are already at work on a re-telling of the classic Jane Austen novel “Pride & Prejudice” entitled “Darcy’s Town,” which would be set in a small town in Virginia. It’s still far too early to tell if anything will come out of this, but you have to believe that the cable network would at least take a look at the project. “Army Wives” and “Drop Dead Diva,” two of Lifetime’s more-popular original series, are now each more than four years into their respective runs, and this really could mark an opportunity for them to look towards the future of their network with some ambitious new projects.
This is not the only series that Hewitt is developing for the network, as there is also an adaptation of her book “The Day I Show Cupid” in the works. While she somehow finds the time to do all of this, “The Client List” season 2 is currently in the midst of production, and it should debut on the network at some point in the spring. (Stay tuned, as we’ll have more on that as soon as it becomes available.) This show premiered to some of the network’s most-consistent ratings of any rookie drama series to date.
What do you think about the idea of seeing a different twist on the classic “Prid3 & Prejudice” story, and on Lifetime no less with Hewitt helping to develop it? Be sure to share your thoughts below, and you can read more on “The Client List’s” success over here.