Supergirl Star Melissa Benoist in Talks for New HBO Max Drama

super girl Alum Melissa Benoist has reportedly found her next project with Warner Bros. As The Hollywood Reporter unveiled fridayBenoist is close to closing a deal to star in The girls on the bus, an upcoming drama series set to debut exclusively on HBO Max. The project would reunite Benoist with super girl executive producer Greg Berlanti, who serves as an executive producer on the series alongside The Vampire Diaries“Julie Plec. The girls on the bus is adapted from a chapter in Amy Chozick’s 2018 bestseller Chasing Hillary: Ten years, two presidential campaigns and an intact glass ceiling, and follows four female journalists who follow every move of a parade of flawed presidential candidates, while finding friendship, love and scandal along the way. Benoist would star as one of four reporters in the fictional story.

The girls on the bus had a long journey to the small screen, originally developed for Netflix in 2019, with nearly a full season of scripts being written and preliminary casting underway, only to be dropped by the streaming service during the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19. It was later picked up by The CW (which previously aired super girl, which debuted its final season last year), which aimed to redevelop it for a younger audience. The project, which is written by Plec and Chozick, just moved to HBO Max earlier this week, along with a straight-to-series order.

Last February, Benoist signed an overall multi-year deal with Warner Bros. Television, which would not only see its star in projects, but develop and produce them under its own banner, Three Things Productions.

“I’ve had a wonderfully supportive home at Warner Bros. for the past six years, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to put on a producer’s hat and continue to work with them,” Benoist said. at the time. “I approach my work as an actor looking for that magical feeling you get when you know something is right. I plan to follow those instincts as a producer, approaching each story with passion, playfulness, curiosity, surefootedness, and like all things worth risking, a dash of terror.I look forward to collaborating with new voices and finding stories that touch the heart in that indefinable way.

“Over the past six years, we have had the privilege of collaborating with Melissa Benoist as she entertained and inspired audiences around the world in the seminal role of super girl“, added Warner executive vice president of development, Clancy Collins White. “Everyone at Warner Bros. Television is extremely excited to continue our partnership with them as a producer. We look forward to working closely with Melissa and her team to develop compelling new series that reflect her fearless and indomitable spirit.”

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