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Barbarella TV Series Finds Home at Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios has just signed on for a new series based on sci-fi heroine Barbarella, reports Deadline. Barbarella got her start as the title character in an early 60s French comic from author Jean-C...
Barbarella TV Series Finds Home at Amazon Studios
Written by Josh Wolford
  • Amazon Studios has just signed on for a new series based on sci-fi heroine Barbarella, reports Deadline.

    Barbarella got her start as the title character in an early 60s French comic from author Jean-Claude Forest. In 1968, she hit the silver screen in a film adaptation starring Jane Fonda. Although fairly unpopular at the time if its release, Barbarella was rereleased 9 years later and has since become a sort of cult classic. Film remakes have been discussed over the years, but all of them ultimately fell through.

    Now, writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade – plus producer Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) – are at the helm.

    The Gaumont International Television project has been in the works for over a year.

    This will be an interesting series for Amazon Studios – especially considering its cult status and prominence in pop culture. Amazon Studios recently released their first two original series, Alpha House and Betas, the former becoming the most-watched show on all of Amazon in its debut weekend.

    While Amazon Studios’ initial original content forays are comedies, the studio recently took a turn toward original dramas when they ordered a pilot from X-Files creator Chris Carter.

    Image via Wikimedia Commons

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