Un-Real Comedy Set in the World of Reality Dating Shows

Un-Real Series Set Up at Lifetime
Marti Noxon at the 'Fright Night' Premiere (Photo © Richard Chavez)
Marti Noxon (Mad Men, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro’s dark comedy series Un-Real has gotten a 10 episode order from Lifetime. The hour-long scripted series is produced by A+E Studios with Noxon and Shapiro on board as writers, Noxon executive producing, and Shapiro producing. Cruel Intentions helmer Roger Kumble directed the pilot episode.
Un-Real is unlike anything that exists on television today,” said Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Lifetime. “It’s premium and original on every level, and we’re thrilled that Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro’s unique series will be Lifetime’s first program produced by A+E Studios.”
The Un-Real Plot:
Set against the backdrop of a hit dating competition show, Un-Real is led by Rachel (Shiri Appleby, Girls), a young staffer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with and among the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage the program’s dispassionate executive producer (Megyn Price) demands. What ensues is a humorous, yet vexing, look at what happens in the world of unscripted television, where being a contestant can be vicious and producing it is a whole other reality. Un-Real also stars Freddie Stroma as the dating show’s handsome and intelligent bachelor, Adam; and Josh Kelly as Jeremy, a cameraman who is Rachel’s ex-boyfriend. The dating show’s contestants include Grace, portrayed by Nathalie Kelley, who immediately wins Adam’s heart; Anna, played by Johanna Braddy, who is eager to land a husband; Faith, a sensitive and vulnerable tomboy from the South portrayed by Breeda Wool; and Mary, played by Ashley Scott, a gorgeous single mom who has been unlucky in love. Arielle Kebbel will guest star as Courtney, a contestant who has no filter and isn’t on the show to make any friends.
Source: Lifetime
-Posted by Rebecca Murray

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