12:00pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Darren Star to Direct Lifetime's Alicia Silverstone Pilot
Darren Star is heading back to television.
The Sex and the City veteran has been tapped to direct and executive produce Lifetime's Alicia Silverstone pilot HR, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
HR revolves around Ellen Bell (Silverstone), an uptight director of human resources for a global company who throws standard corporate practices out the window and inspires the business to strive for new ambitions and profits.
Ellen's newly liberated managerial style and untraditional female point-of-view in a predominately male company is a welcome relief to some, while others see it as a threat to their power and position within the corporate structure -- testing the workplace relationships inside and out of this seemingly traditional office.
Emmy-winner Star will helm the project, written by Glenn Porter (I Melt With You) and executive produced by Star and Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment (Terra Nova, The Neighbors, GCB). Porter will co-exec produce alongside Michael Lohmann.
For Star, HR marks his latest small-screen venture following a run as a producer on The CW's recently concluded 90210 reboot, ABC's GCB and such fare as Melrose Place, Cashmere Mafia and Sex and the City.
Star, who won a PGA Award and Emmy for Sex and the City, is repped by UTA and Ziffren Brittenham. He most recently penned the Sex and the City features.