Art imitating life? Cheaters beware: The Ashley Madison drama isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. A TV show based on the notorious cheating website is already in the works, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Steven Marrs and Courtney Hazlett, producing partners for OutEast Entertainment, are currently working on a fictionalized series based on the site — though their focus is less male-centric than the real-life version.
According to THR, the show — tentatively titled Thank You Ashley Madison — would focus instead on a mother who “launches the business to help support her family.”
“There are a lot of TV shows doing a great job of presenting marriage story lines in new ways, but what we’re positing here is, what if there is a third lane to ruin and what if you were honest about it?” Hazlett said. “What if you didn’t need a hack to have this conversation? Maybe this is where your life just is, and no shows on television are offering that.”
At present, writers Jennifer Kennedy (Justified) and Ian MacDonald are spearheading the script.
As to why the project is taking shape so quickly, Hazlett told THR that the numbers speak for themselves.
“Anytime 30 million people are doing anything, it becomes worthy of a real discussion,” she said.
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