E!’s announced the pick-up of The Arrangement pilot, the network’s second scripted dramatic series. The Arrangement comes from Emmy Award winner Jonathan Abrahams (Mad Men) who wrote the pilot and is executive producing. Jimmy Fox, Stephen Lambert, and Eli Holzman are also on board as executive producers.
E!’s first scripted series, The Royals, has been a ratings winner, earning a second season order and increasing in viewership each week.
“Jonathan has written a terrific script that juxtaposes a very public Hollywood romance with darker, more nefarious elements. We are excited to work with Universal Cable Productions and Objective to make this pilot and bring the story to life,” said Kevin Plunkett, SVP Scripted Programming, E!. “The Arrangement is the perfect follow-up to the success of The Royals, taking the E! brand further into the scripted space with young skewing, escapist stories.”
The Arrangement is a Cinderella story for modern times, with a dramatic and complicated Hollywood twist. The drama follows Megan Morrison, a beautiful young actress who auditions for the female lead in a summer blockbuster playing opposite Kyle West, the hottest actor of the moment. After an amazing audition segues into a dream-like first date, Megan’s Cinderella story takes a turn to the bizarre when she is presented with a contract that details an entire relationship with Kyle. Megan must weigh her options and the benefits and consequences to her career and her life overall… and decide whether or not she will accept “The Arrangement.”
-By Rebecca Murray
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