Sunny Hostin is creating a drama collection impressed by her life and profession at Fox,Variety has realized.
Titled “The Counsel,” the collection follows 4 thirtysomething girls of colour who’re leaders of their respective fields of journalism, legislation, politics and public relations. They should depend on their lifelong friendship to overcome a scandal that threatens to unravel the whole lot they’ve achieved.
The challenge has acquired a script order with a penalty hooked up. Erica Shelton will write and govt produce, with Hostin additionally govt producing. Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Jordan Sheehan, and Clayton Krueger of Scott Free Productions may also govt produce. Universal Television will produce in affiliation with Fox Entertainment. Shelton is at present beneath an general deal at UTV.
According to a person with information of the scenario, Regina Jansen on Hostin’s staff performed a key position in getting the challenge developed.
Hostin has been a co-host on “The View” since 2016. She was beforehand a number and authorized analyst for CNN and was a fill-in co-anchor for ABC News’ “World News Now” and “America This Morning.” She not too long ago hosted and govt produced the docuseries “Truth About Murder with Sunny Hostin.” She started her profession as an appellate legislation clerk and went on to turn into a trial lawyer for the Justice Department and a federal prosecutor.
Shelton was beforehand the showrunner on “Being Mary Jane” at BET in the course of the show’s remaining two seasons. Her different credit embody “The Good Wife,” “FBI,” “Covert Affairs,” and “Cold Case.”
She is repped by Industry Entertainment.