Starz Teams with Reese Witherspoon for Family Drama Kin


Starz has inked a development deal with Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine for the multigenerational family drama Kin.

From writer Davita Scarlett (Queen Sugar, Constantine) and Hello Sunshine, the series follows three generations of women who are thrust together when their dynamic and controversial matriarch moves back to town.

Witherspoon (Big Little LiesGone Girl, Wild) and Lauren Neustadter (Are You Sleeping) will serve as executive producers for Hello Sunshine alongside Scarlett who developed the project with Chester Jones III (Hey Diddle Diddle).

“The opportunity to work in partnership with Davita Scarlett as well as Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine on this series is serendipitous,” said Carmi Zlotnik, president of programming for Starz. “Hello Sunshine puts women at the forefront of the stories they are telling, and that fits perfectly into Starz’ overall programming strategy to offer compelling content that appeals to female audiences.”

Witherspoon commented: “Davita has written a script that is utterly original, complex and incredibly nuanced. She deftly explores issues around identity and the secrets family members keep to protect themselves and one another. I’m so excited to team up with Starz to bring these strong, memorable female characters to life on screen.”

Starz retains all domestic multiplatform pay-TV and SVOD rights to the series. Lionsgate retains all international and domestic distribution and home entertainment rights.