ABC FAMILY GREENLIGHTS PRODUCTION ON DRAMA PILOT "FAMOUS IN LOVE,"
STARRING BELLA THORNE
I. Marlene King, Dan Farah and Miguel Arteta to Executive Produce the Project from
Warner Horizon Television, Based on the Novel by Rebecca Serle
Burbank, CA (October 13, 2015) - ABC Family continues its original programming momentum with new pilot production "Famous In Love" from Warner Horizon Television, hot off the heels of the network picking up a scripted comedy project with Nicki Minaj. It was announced today by Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development. ABC Family will become Freeform in January 2016.
"We could not be more excited to extend our relationship with hitmaker I. Marlene King," said Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development. "With 'Famous In Love,' Marlene takes us behind the scenes of young Hollywood to tell a sexy, soapy tale about what it's like to make a movie - and fall in love - in LA. We are also thrilled to welcome the talented Bella Thorne to our network and cannot wait to get started on our next can't-miss show."
Based on the novel by Rebecca Serle, "Famous In Love" stars Bella Thorne as Paige, an ordinary college student who gets her big break after auditioning for the starring role in a Hollywood blockbuster. She must now navigate her new star-studded life and undeniable chemistry with her two co-leads while uncovering the truth about what happened to a famous missing popstar. Written by I. Marlene King and Rebecca Serle, the pilot is executive produced by I. Marlene King ("Pretty Little Liars"), Dan Farah ("The Shannara Chronicles") and Miguel Arteta ("The Carrie Diaries"), who will also direct. Rebecca Serle is co-executive producer. "Famous in Love" is produced by Long Lake Media, Farah Films and Carmina Productions, Inc. in association Warner Horizon Television.
Little Brown (publisher of Twilight) published the book and the sequel - Truly Madly Famously was published today by Little Brown.
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