5:30pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Anna Wintour-Tina Brown Scripted Series Scrapped at Bravo (Exclusive)
Bravo is reversing course on All That Glitters.
The NBCUniversal-owned cable network has abandoned plans for a six-part limited series centering on two of publishing's biggest names: former Vanity Fair and New Yorker editor Tina Brown and Vogue chief Anna Wintour. A rep for Bravo confirmed the news late Friday.
All That Glitters was announced in May as part of NBCU's upfront presentation. The plan was for the scripted drama to be based on Thomas Maier's award-winning book Newhouse. The project was going to explore the true story of Brown and Wintour's impressive ascents. Here's the logline: "As they have to fight their way to the top of a male-dominated industry driven by greed and betrayal, they each find new paths to change the world around them — Tina, through the intersection of high-culture and celebrity, and Anna with a gut instinct for high fashion and emerging talent."
Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal (Roots) will were attached to pen the script and executive produce alongside The Walking Dead's Gale Anne Hurd and Judith Verno (Masters of Sex). Maier will produce. Universal Cable Productions will produce in association with Sony Pictures Television.
All That Glitters was poised to be Bravo's big-swing entry into the limited series category after expanding its scripted footprint to the drama Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce, the half-hour comedy Odd Mom Out and the recently renewed con-artist dark comedy Imposters.