Rose Rollins, who appeared in Condor and The catch, is to star in a drama set in the high-stakes world of women’s basketball for Spectrum Originals and BET.
Long and slow exhalation comes from Pam Veasey, Spectrum’s co-showrunner The best of LA, director and executive producer, Anton Cropper, who directed episodes of the drama Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba and Blackish, and The best of LA and Chicago PD co-executive producer John Dove.
Big little lies EP Bruna Papandrea and Tell me your secrets EP Casey Haver will be executive producer for Made Up Stories.
The series follows JC Abernathy (Rollins), a successful head coach of a competitive women’s college basketball team who finds himself in the midst of a potentially life-altering sexual abuse scandal. Sorting through secrets to unravel the truth, she is forced to make decisions that will affect herself, her family, and the young female athletes who depend on her.
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The series will premiere on Spectrum and after an exclusive nine-month airing, it will air in the second window on BET.
This is the latest co-production between the company supported by Charter Communications and ViacomCBS; Spectrum and Paramount Network previously partnered on drama Southern Gothic lost paradise from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, and working on a limited series of Tammy Wynette with Jessica Chastain for Spectrum and Paramount +.
“I am so happy that Pam and Anton are back at Spectrum Originals – together with Bruna they are a real dream team,” said Katherine Pope, Head of Spectrum Originals. “We couldn’t be happier to welcome Rose to the family – her strength, empathy, and genius have all convinced us that she is our JC”
“We look forward to partnering with Spectrum Originals and our sister brand Paramount Television Studios to bring viewers more premium content and dynamic storytelling that they love and expect from the brand,” added Traci Blackwell, Executive Vice President , Scripted programming, BET. “We are thrilled that Rose is joining the BET family and, with this series, we continue to expand the dimensions of black women in leading roles on screen.”
Paramount Television Studios President Nicole Clemens said, “We are delighted to partner with Pam, Anton, Bruna, John, Casey and Rose to tell this story, which beyond its appeal as a compelling mystery drama , also explores many issues at the forefront of our culture, told in the high-stakes and adrenaline-filled arena of elite women’s college basketball.
Rollins is represented by Alex Cole at Elevate Entertainment, Stephen LaManna at Innovative Artists and Neil Meyer at Meyer & Downs.