Starz has ordered to series P-Valley (working title), about a strip club in the Mississippi Delta, from playwright Katori Hall.
The series was originally picked up for development in 2016. P-Valley promises an unapologetic look at the lives of strip-club dancers working down in the Dirty Delta. It is executive produced by Chernin Entertainment, with Hall (The Mountaintop, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) executive producing.
Starz is also moving forward with Hightown, formerly called P-Town, from Rebecca Cutter (Gotham), Gary Lennon (Power) and Jerry Bruckheimer TV. Touching on the current opioid epidemic sweeping the U.S., the crime drama is set amid the drug trade on Cape Cod.
Starz retains all domestic multiplatform pay-TV and SVOD rights to both series. Lionsgate retains all international and domestic distribution and home entertainment rights.