TNT has ordered a pilot for Deadlier Than the Male (working title), a thriller about three damaged people trying to start over.
The pilot is being produced by Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories and Turner’s Studio T and executive produced by Bruna Papandrea (Big Little Lies); Harriet Warner (Call the Midwife, Mistresses), who is also writing the script; and Casey Haver of Made Up Stories. Deadlier Than the Male centers on a trio of characters, each with a mysterious and troubling past: a young woman who once looked into the eyes of a dangerous killer, a former serial predator desperate to find redemption and a grieving mother obsessed with finding her missing daughter.
“Deadlier Than the Male will represent TNT’s exploration into a new style of mystery drama,” said Sarah Aubrey, the executive VP of original programming for TNT. “Unlike traditional mysteries, it’s not about ‘who done it,’ but why it was done. We love Harriet’s ability to paint visceral portraits of complicated people and put them inside the most satisfying puzzle box of a plot.”