Discovery Plus Sets First Scripted Project for Development (EXCLUSIVE)

Discovery Plus is venturing into scripted growth, with the streamer buying the TV rights to the e book “Girls with Bright Futures by Tracy Dobmeier and Wendy Katzman,”Variety has discovered solely.

The transfer to develop the sequence, which is within the very early levels, is important on condition that Discovery Plus is basically made up of unique unscripted programming and library content material from channels like HGTV, TLC, Discovery Channel, and Food Network amongst others. There are scripted library reveals obtainable on Discovery Plus already, nonetheless, together with scripted reveals from Discovery Channel and bought titles from Lifetime. There can be the movie “Resurrection” from MGM and Lightworks. According to a person with information of the plans, Discovery Plus will nonetheless focus primarily on unscripted going ahead.

The plan is at present to develop “Girls With Bright Futures” as a miniseries. The e book was initially revealed in February 2021. It offers with a university admissions scandal in an elite Seattle group through which a gaggle of moms will do something they’ll to ensure their daughters get accepted into the most effective universities. No author is at present connected to the variation.

Discovery Plus first launched in India in March 2020 earlier than debuting within the U.S. and elsewhere in January 2021. Per Discovery’s most up-to-date earnings report final week, it has attracted 13 million streaming subscribers thus far.

The transfer to develop scripted reveals at Discovery Plus is just not altogether unsurprising, on condition that providers are doing all they’ll to face out in an more and more crowded direct to client area dominated by giants like Netflix, Disney, and HBO Max. It is price noting, although, that Discovery CEO David Zaslav mentioned on the latest UBS convention in December “We really feel like scripted has had its second and that is our time.”



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