Hold onto your turkey leg, Jenji Kohan is making a Renaissance faire TV series
It’s time to bust out your flower crowns and harps because Lifetime has just ordered a Renaissance faire-centered series from Jenji Kohan.
The straight-to-order TV series called American Princess will follow Amanda, a New York City socialite who leaves her city life behind for a Renaissance faire after her wedding is called off. Jamie Denbo, who created and wrote the first season, will executive produce the series, alongside Kohan and her fellow Orange is the New Black and Glow executive producer Tara Herrmann. The first season will feature 10 hour-long episodes, and we have a feeling it’s going to be the next big Lifetime hit.
This is the Season 1 synopsis, as reported by Deadline:
“She soon discovers her outburst has made tabloid headlines and experiences a nervous breakdown, leading her to reevaluate her life. The unexpected awakening leads Amanda to leave everything she thought she cared about behind, to become the Faire’s newest wench-in-waiting.”
Seriously though, we need this show, like, yesterday!
This sounds like the perfect companion to Lifetime’s UnREAL, Mary Kills People, and You. And naturally, we’re not the only ones who’re excited. Lifetime can’t *wait* to add American Princess to its roster.
Hopefully we’ll be seeing American Princess in the next year or so!