FD Debrief: Liars, 3-ways, and disparity
Pretty Little Liars spinoff is a go
It’s a yes for Marlene King and The Perfectionists: Freeform has picked up the Pretty Little Liars spinoff series, first put into development all the way back in November 2014. Sasha Pieterse & Janel Parrish are expected to reprise their PLL roles in a new locale, Beacon Heights. The new center for the action “seems perfect” according to Freeform, but “the stress of needing to be perfect leads to the town’s first murder. Behind every Perfectionist is a secret, a lie and a needed alibi.” We can’t wait to hear what lies come out of these new pretty little mouths.
The Sherman-Palladinos enter into a menage a trois with Amazon
The team behind Gilmore Girls and the forthcoming series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has entered an exclusive deal with Prime Video, adding a third wheel to their marriage. Speaking of the newly happy union, the Sherman-Palladinos proclaimed, “Amazon is the future of television and we are thrilled to tag along for the ride.” We wonder what this announcement means for Gilmore Girls. Was the Netflix revival of 2016 really the end?
Gender disparity in the UK film & TV industries has barely changed since 1913
Womp, womp, womp*. Exactly no one was surprised when the results of the 2017 BFI’s Filmography survey showed that less than 1% of films made between 1913 & 2017 had a majority female crew, and only 7% since 2000; only 4.5% of all films were directed by a woman. Susanna White, Chair of Directors UK Film Committee, reported: “The film industry plays an incredibly influential role in our economy. It is vital that that it is fair and representative of us all.”
*Ed. note: Sad trombone.