HBO has a thing for bad girls
HBO 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.