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Lifetime orders Jenji Kohan drama

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Jenji Kohan's Orange is the New Black
Jenji Kohan’s Orange is the New Black

US cable channel Lifetime has given a straight-to-series greenlight to a new drama from Jenji Kohan.

American Princess will be an A+E Studios series in association with IM Global Television.

Jamie Denbo has created, written and executive produced the show. Orange is the New Black creator Kohan is also attached, as is Tara Herrmann.

The 10x60mins series will follow a socialite, who joins a Renaissance fair after her wedding goes wrong.

“Jenji has always taken interesting and unconventional worlds and given them heart and humor,” said Liz Gateley, Lifetime’s executive VP and head of programming.

“From the get-go, American Princess was a concept we loved as it’s incredibly relatable to want to parachute from one’s life in difficult times.”

Creator Denbo is behind Ronna & Beverly, while Kohan and Herrmann worked together on Netflix’s ‘Cinderellas and bodyslams’ drama Glow.

Lifetime, which is part of Disney- and Hearst-owned A+E Networks, counts originals such as UnReal, Mary Kills People and YOU on its slate.