Are you a fan of The Refrigerator Monologues?
We’re delighted to announce that you’ll be able to experience the stories told by the Hell Hath Club on your television – Shauna Cross (who wrote Whip It) is adapting The Refrigerator Monologues for Amazon Studios – the forthcoming show from Entertainment One and Grey Matter Entertainment will be called Deadtown. To say we can’t wait is an understatement!
Straight from The Hollywood Reporter:
The Refrigerator Monologues centers on five women who die after crossing paths with male superheroes — or, rather, they’re “fridged,” killed as a plot device to offer motivation to the hero. The five meet in a purgatory called Deadtown and decide to reclaim control of their own stories, discovering their own powers in the process.
Where fellow streamer Netflix went big early on superhero shows with a big deal with Marvel — one that has subsequently shrunk — Amazon has thus far only dipped its toes into comic book-based fare. It aired one season of The Tick (and ordered a second) and has two new shows, The Boys and the animated Invincible, on tap for 2019.
None of its superhero efforts thus far have centered on women. Given that Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke’s stated goals is to make shows that women “can’t stop talking about,” a superhero franchise fronted by women makes some sense.
We’ll keep you up to date on Deadtown‘s development as we are able! In the meantime, which stories are you most invested in seeing on screen?
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