Showtime has given a pilot order for the hour-long drama series Queen Fur, created, written and executive produced by Eileen Myers (Masters of Sex).
Starring Lily Mae Harrington (Some Freaks), Queen Fur is set in a small town in central Florida where beauty pageants, gun culture, Cuban revolutionaries and Southern hospitality co-exist and collide. At the center of it all is Macy Dunleavy (Harrington), a curvy, sexy, unapologetic high school dropout who is finding her womanhood and is ready to seize a big opportunity.
The drama is a co-production between Showtime and Sony Pictures Television. Sian Heder (Orange Is the New Black) will direct the pilot. Deb Spera (Army Wives) will also serve as an executive producer.
“Eileen has created a uniquely twisted female empowerment story that surprises at every turn,” said Gary Levine, president of programming at Showtime Networks. “I am confident that Lily Mae Harrington, playing this feisty, sexually confident, gun-toting underdog, will have audiences laughing, gasping and, ultimately, cheering for her!”