‘Heresy’ Drama Based mostly On Ebook In Works At TNT From ‘The Handmaid’s Story’ Group – .
EXCLUSIVE: The Handmaid’s Tale creator / executive producer Bruce Miller and writer-producers John Herrera and Nina Fiore are bringing another feminine-driven novel to television. TNT developed Heresy, a western drama inspired by Melissa Lenhardt’s book of the same name from the trio The Handmaid’s Tale and MGM / UA Television, in which Miller and his White Oak Pictures have a deal.
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Heresy was written by Herrera and Fiore and is set in the Wild West. Women have only a few options in this: marry, whore or take up a gun. For two unlikely allies, the choice is easy.
Heresy is described as a woman-driven, weird, transgender and multiracial takeover of the West like we’ve never seen before. Under the leadership of our two heroines, a group of women turns into a legendary gang of outlaws because the only way a woman can assert her right to life, freedom and the pursuit of happiness in America is to steal it .
Herrera and Fiore are co-producing with Miller and Priscilla Porianda, Head of Development for Miller’s White Oak Pictures, and Robert Lawrence. MGM / UA Television is the studio.
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Miller is the creator, executive producer, and showrunner of Emmy, Golden Globe, and Peabody Award-winning The Handmaid’s Tale, which has been renewed on Hulu through season five. As part of his general contract with MGM / UA Television, the studio of The Handmaid’s Tale, he is also directing a TV series adaptation of Ivy Pochoda’s thriller novel These Women. He will again be looked after by ICM Partners and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.
Herrera and Fiore were the writers and producers of The Handmaid’s Tale from 2017 to 2019. You also recently served as a consulting producer on USA Network’s second season of The Purge. Her other previous credits include Nightflyers, Blood Drive and The Vampire Diaries. They are repeated by CAA, Field Entertainment, and Morris Yorn.