USA Network is re-teaming with Suits creator Aaron Korsh for Paradise Pictures, a 1940s period drama set in Hollywood which has been picked up to pilot.
Paradise Pictures is about ambitious people striving to get to the top in 1940s Hollywood, when the dream factory was at its peak. Little do they know the challenges they’re about to face: the end of studio monopolies, the blacklist and the new disruptive technology of television.
The hour-long drama project, which first appeared on USA Network’s development slate earlier this month, is set up at USA Network’s sister studio Universal Cable Production. Suits scribe Rick Muirragui is penning the pilot script and will serve as an executive producer alongside Aaron Korsh.
“Set against the backdrop of a dramatic transformation in the entertainment industry, Paradise Pictures delves into a world that has not yet been explored on television”, said USA Network’s Alex Sepiol. “We are pleased to continue our successful relationship with Aaron and Rick, as they use this dynamic time to tackle issues which are still very much a part of modern day Hollywood.”
Paradise Pictures is the third project to score a pilot order at USA Network in recent months. The NBCU owned network previously handed out pilot pick ups to Falling Water, from Universal Cable Productions and The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd; and Shooter, an hour-long series based on the Paramount Pictures feature film of the same name.