Amy B. Harris has teamed with top designer Zac Posen for The Prince, a fashion-themed drama series project in development at ABC. Co-produced by ABC Studios’ based Mandeville TV, it is part of a new two-year overall deal Harris has signed with ABC Studios.
Harris, who has been under pacts at ABC Studios since 2015, serves as executive producer/showrunner on ABC Signature Studios’ upcoming YA series for Amazon’s Prime Video The Wilds, currently filming in New Zealand. Under the new deal, Harris will continue to develop projects for ABC Studios and ABC Signature Studios - both part of Disney TV Studios - across all platforms.
“There are very few writers who capture the voice of women like Amy can,” said Jonnie Davis, President, ABC Studios. “Her insightful wit has given us some of the funniest, smartest writing for and about women on television. Her work on The Wilds has been extraordinary, and we knew we wanted to be in business with her exclusively. We're very glad she did too.”
Written by Harris, The Prince is set in the fantastical but cut throat world of fashion. The series explores the dynamic, mercurial relationships of a family that has mixed personal with business and the toll it takes on loyy, love, and familial bonds. When the wunderkind designer jeopardizes everything with his brash, larger than life attitude, the livelihood of his own family and the family he has created within his company are at risk of being destroyed.
Harris and Posen, a wunderkind designer himself, executive produce alongside Mandeville’s David Hoberman; Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks.
Harris previously developed and executive produced the CW’s The Carrie Diaries, prequel to Sex and the City, after serving as a writer/ producer on Sex and the City. Harris' credits also include The Comeback, Gossip Girl, and Designated Survivor. She is repped by Jackoway Tyerman.
At ABC, Mandeville also has in the works Committed, an anthology series based on the iHeartMedia original podcast, from writers Jerome Schwartz and Shannon Goss, and an untitled family restaurant drama working title Rice from writer Zahir McGhee. Both are with ABC Studios.
DreamWorks’ beloved She-Ra and the Princesses of Power will be debuting its final season on Netflix this May. The acclaimed Emmy-nominated animated series, which reboots the iconic ’80s Mattel series for the modern age, will end its run with the upcoming fifth season, which DreamWorks Animation confirms will be its last.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power will premiere its fifth and final season on Netflix on May 15. DreamWorks animation announced that the upcoming fifth season would be its last, bringing the Emmy and Critics’ Choice-nominated series to a bittersweet end. But the showrunner Noelle Stevenson confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that she and her team knew their total episode order right from the beginning, and have been able to plan out all their narrative beats over the course of the show’s five seasons.
“It was tailored to be 52 episodes, the length that it is, and that’s a real blessing for a storyteller because it means everything happens when it’s meant to happen,” Stevenson told EW. “The story definitely evolved along the way, from people who worked on it and following the story threads that seemed right and where the characters led us. We set out with a plan, we executed that plan, so it’s very satisfying to see it wrap up like this.”
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power was met with critical raves upon the first season’s debut on Netflix in 2018, which rolled out its subsequent seasons in quick succession. While much hoopla was made about the show’s championing of diversity, including an array of minority and LGBTQ characters, the series actually lived up to those progressive promises. But its most impressive element was the strained central relationship between its two female foes, Adora and Catra, which was surprisingly mature and nuanced for a children’s show. We’ll see how that relationship will wrap up, in the fifth season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
Here’s the synopsis for the season:
In season 5, the ruthless Horde Prime has arrived and without the Sword of Protection and She-Ra, the Rebellion are facing their toughest challenge yet. In this epic conclusion unexpected adversaries are confronted and relationships are tested, broken and changed forever. Will Adora and the Princesses of Power be able to save their planet? Or will the universe succumb to the evil might of Horde Prime before love can conquer hate?
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power features the voice talents of Aimee Carrero Young and Hungry as Adora/She-Ra, Karen Fukuhara The Boys as Glimmer, AJ Michalka The Goldbergs as Catra, Marcus Scribner black-ish as Bow, Lauren Ash Superstore as Scorpia, Reshma Shetty Royal Pains as Angella, Lorraine Toussaint Orange is the New Black as Shadow Weaver,...
Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert are to host a major television event to help end COVID-19 airing across NBC, ABC and CBS as well as a number of international networks.
The trio will front One World: Together at Home featuring a slew of A-list stars on Saturday April 18 between 8pm and 10pm. The event, which is curated by Lady Gaga, has been put together by social action platform Global Citizen and the World Health Organization.
It builds on a series of live online concerts, organized by Global Citizen, where stars such as OneRepublic, Coldplay's Chris Martin and John Legend have performed at home.
The global entertainment special will celebrate the efforts of community health workers and promote the fight to end the global pandemic. It will feature multimillion-dollar pledges to the WHO's Solidarity Response Fund.
It will feature appearances by Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan, Stevie Wonder and friends of Sesame Street.
It will be produced by The Voice and Songland exec producer Audrey Morrissey and her production company Live Animals in partnership with Global Citizen.
In addition to NBC, ABC and CBS, it will air on BBC One as well as Disney, NBC and Viacom stations around the world. The full list of broadcasters includes Bravo, E!, MSNBC, NBCSN, NBC News, NBC News on YouTube, Peacock, Syfy, USA, ABC News, ABC News Live, Freeform, Nat Geo, Channel 5 in the UK, Network Ten in Australia, and Telefe in Argentina, BET and MTV globally across more than 180 countries, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land and VH1 in the US as well as Bell Media platforms in Canada, MultiChoice, and Ireland's RTE.
It will also stream online via a number of platforms including China's Alibaba, Amazon Prime Video, Apple, Facebook, Hulu, Instagram, LiveXLive, Tencent, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, TIDAL, TuneIn, Twitch, Twitter, Yahoo and YouTube.
Money raised will go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, run by the UN Foundation, to support and equip healthcare workers around the world, and to local charities that provide food, shelter, and healthcare to those that need it most.