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Jenji Kohan’s American Princess Ordered Straight to Series at Lifetime


Lifetime has given a straight-to-series order for American Princess, which comes from Jenji Kohan, Jamie Denbo and Tara Herrmann.

American Princess follows a socialite who runs off to join a Renaissance Faire after her wedding goes awry. Produced by A+E Studios in association with IM Global Television, the show has been greenlit for ten one-hour episodes.

Denbo (Ronna & Beverly) is writing and executive producing. Kohan (Orange Is the New Black, Weeds, GLOW) and Herrmann (Orange Is the New Black, GLOW) also executive produce.

“Jenji has always taken interesting and unconventional worlds and given them heart and humor,” said Liz Gateley, the executive VP and head of programming for Lifetime. “From the get-go, American Princess was a concept we loved as it’s incredibly relatable to want to parachute from one’s life in difficult times. In Jenji, Jamie and Tara’s hands, we know this will be hilarious and special.”

“In the current landscape of scripted television programs, American Princess is a true standout,” added Paul Buccieri, the president of A+E Studios and A+E Networks Portfolio Group. “This series continues building on the premium storytelling that is a foundation of A+E Studios, and we are thrilled to partner with IM Global.”

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