Ashley Madison has been making headlines ever since it was hacked, exposing the identities of users who had active accounts on the infidelity website — most notably Josh Duggar.
Though the hack isn't bad news for everyone — especially the team pitching a TV show to networks based on the scandalous site!
OutEast Entertainment partners Steven Marrs and Courtney Hazlett are producing the pilot for consideration — with the working title Thank You Ashley Madison, written by Justified's Jennifer Kennedy and Ian MacDonald!
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Even though the controversial site was founded by Noel Biderman back in 2001, Hazlett explained that centering the story around a man seemed "stereotypical," so the project will focus on a good mother who launches the business to support her family!
Hazlett says that the show aims to approach adultery in a different way, explaining:
"There are a lot of TV shows doing a great job of presenting marriage storylines in new ways, but what we're positing here is, what if there is a third lane to run in and what if you were honest about it? What if you didn't need a hack to have this conversation? Maybe this is where your life just is, and no shows on television are offering that."
This concept could make for a great, edgy show — like the next Weeds!
Hazlett added that the hack will definitely be explored in some way, continuing:
"Anytime 30 million people are doing anything, it becomes worthy of a real discussion."
Will YOU be watching Thank You Ashley Madison if it gets picked up?
[Image via Ashley Madison/Netflix.]
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