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HBO has a thing for bad girls

by Paul Goebel, posted May 27th 2008 8:04AM

Bad Girls and One Bad GuyHBO and Alan Ball have teamed up once again to develop an American version of Bad Girls. The show is familiar territory for HBO which aired the critically acclaimed prison drama Oz for six seasons.

The British drama about the staff and inmates of a women's prison recently ended production after eight seasons on ITV.

Ball will serve as an executive producer and supervise the writing, much like he did on his previous HBO series Six Feet Under.

Bad Girls, which currently airs on MTV Networks' gay-themed channel Logo, is wildly popular due to its portrayal of the complex relationships among female inmates.

Women's prisons seem to be the hot property for the upcoming season as Fox is also developing a Prison Break spinoff that would take place at a female prison.

Rights to make an American version of the show were previously were held by FX who failed to develop the project.

In addition to creating the much missed Six Feet Under, Ball also created HBO's upcoming vampire drama True Blood. He recently made his feature directorial debut with Towelhead.

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Joey Geraci

With Ball producing this show, this is definitely going to be one to watch. Can't wait!

May 27 2008 at 10:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ciscoguerrero

But...but... HBO already has a kick-ass show of a women's prison. HBO Ole has 'Capadocia' which is about a women's prison in Mexico and way more hardcore than 'Oz' ever was. This makes no sense. They'd be better bringing the show from the HBO Ole channel with subtitles or subbed.

May 27 2008 at 9:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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