Showtime Developing Series Based on Fernanda Coppel's Off-Broadway Sports Drama King Liz

News   Showtime Developing Series Based on Fernanda Coppel's Off-Broadway Sports Drama King Liz Fernanda Coppel's King Liz, which was seen Off-Broadway this past summer as part of Second Stage Theatre's Uptown Series, is being developed as a series for Showtime, according to Deadline.com.
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Latina playwright Coppel will write the adaptation. No timeline has been announced for the new dramedy.

The play, according to production notes, was described as such: "Sports agent Liz Rico has money and an elite client roster but a woman in a man’s industry has to fight to stay on top. She’s worked twice as hard to get where she is and wants to take over the agency that she's helped build. Enter Freddie Luna, a high school basketball superstar with a troubled past. If Liz can keep this talented yet volatile young star in line, she just might end up making not only his career, but her own as well. But at what price?"

Coppel is a playwright and screenwriter. Her play, Chimichangas and Zoloft, premiered at the Atlantic Theater Company in 2012 and was published by Samuel French. Her work has been developed at New York Theatre Workshop, Pregones Theater, INTAR Theatre, The Juilliard School, The Lark Play Development Center, the Flea, the Old Vic (London), Naked Angels and at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. She is a member of the MCC Playwrights' Coalition and was a member of the Old Vic's US/UK T.S. Eliot Exchange Program; her television credits include "The Bridge" on FX and "Kingdom" on DIRECTV.

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