Lifetime has greenlit a pilot for a potential drama series called “Unreal,” which follows a young woman working behind-the-scenes for a reality dating competition.
According to Deadline, the character’s “sole job is to manipulate her relationships with (and among) the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage the program’s producers demand.”
The network picked the project up to pilot, meaning there’s no guarantee that the series will make it on the air. But with the ratings ABC’s “The Bachelor” franchise brings in, it would be a surprise if “Unreal” doesn’t become a series.
The pilot is based on a short called “Sequin Raze,” which starred “True Blood” actress Anna Camp, Ashley Williams (“How I Met Your Mother”) and Frances Conroy (“American Horror Story”).
Lifetime has been expanding their scripted efforts in recent years with shows like “Devious Maids,” “The Client List” and “Drop Dead Diva.”
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