[TV] Amazon Developing Barbarella As a Series
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.20.2014
A pilot is in the works...
Barbarella has had a rough time trying in its journey to become a new film over the past couple of years. The property, which is based on the 1960s French graphic novel and first saw film life in 1968 with Jane Fonda in the title role, has made several attempts to leap back onto the big screen but they've all come up short. Now it appears to be heading for the small screen. Deadline reports that Amazon Studios is planning to develop the property as a pilot for an ongoing series.
The series would be based on a pilot scripted by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (Skyfall), with Nicolas Winding Refn attached to executive produce with Martha De Laurentiis. The series will go back to the original comics for its content, casting the titular role as a young sexpot who travels through space looking for adventure.