Showtime’s ordered a pilot for Queen Fur, an hour-long drama set in Central Florida. Queen Fur comes from Eileen Myers )Big Love) who is writing and executive producing the pilot. Sian Heder (Orange is the New Black) is directing.
The pilot will star Lily Mae Harrington (Some Freaks, Sing It!) with Deb Spera (Army Wives, Criminal Minds) on board as an executive producer.
“Eileen has created a uniquely twisted female empowerment story that surprises at every turn,” stated Gary Levine, President of Programming, Showtime Networks Inc while announcing the show’s pilot. “I am confident that Lily Mae Harrington, playing this feisty, sexually confident, gun-toting underdog, will have audiences laughing, gasping and, ultimately, cheering for her!”
Queen Fur is a Showtime and Sony Pictures Television production.
After making her television debut as a semi-finalist on The Glee Project, Lily Mae Harrington appeared in Room 104, Loserville, Disjointed, and Pee Wee’s Big Holiday.
Director Heder earned a WGA Award nominations for her work on Orange is the New Black. Her directing credits also include episodes of GLOW and The Path, as well as the feature film Tallulah starring Ellen Page and Allison Janney. Myers’ writing credits include Masters of Sex, Last Resort, Hung, and Dark Blue.
The Plot: Queen Fur is set in a small town in Central Florida – a place where beauty pageants, gun culture, Cuban revolutionaries and Southern hospitality co-exist and collide. And at the center of it all is Macy Dunleavy (Harrington) – a curvy, sexy, unapologetic high school dropout who is finding her womanhood and is ready to seize a big opportunity.