10:59am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Bravo Developing Media 'Moguls' Drama (Exclusive)
Bravo is looking for a few good men in suits.
The female-skewing cable network, fresh off its first two scripted pilot orders, has put a scripted drama exploring the world of a media mogul into its development coffers.
Love and Other Drugs screenwriter Charles Randolph and playwright Sharyn Rothstein are developing Moguls, a drama about a media mogul and his family that is described as being similar in tone to Aaron Sorkin's The West Wing.
Randolph, who is currently working on HBO's Cold War drama pilot The Missionary starring Ben Walker, will write alongside Rothstein, who will serve as a supervising producer Randolph will also executive produce alongside former Channel Four CEO and Universal Television chairman Michael Jackson (History Channel's America: The Story of U.S.).
For playwright Rothstein, Moguls marks her first foray into television. Her stage credits include All the Days, Queen Bee, Camp Monster and The Invested, the latter of which will be published next year in New Playwrights: The Best Plays of 2013 by Smith & Kraus. She's repped by ICM Partners.
Randolph's credits include features The Life of David Gale and The Intrepreter. He's repped by CAA, Brillstein and Loeb & Loeb.
The news comes mere days after Bravo, home to The Real Housewives and Top Chef, greenlit its first two scripted drama pilots, The Joneses from Life Unexpected's Liz Tigelaar; and Rita, from Grey's Anatomy's Krista Vernoff.
Moguls joins a handful of other scripted dramas in development at Bravo including a buzzy Heathers reboot from The Big C's Jenny Bicks; 22 Birthdays from Doug Liman (Suits); Blowing Sunshine from Jason Ning (Perception); as well as The Apartment, The Darlings and All American Girl.