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Sharon Horgan to develop Amazon drama with Peaky Blinders producer

Catastrophe creator Sharon Horgan is to develop a new ‘gritty’ drama for Amazon with Peaky Blinders producer Caryn Mandabach Productions and Shameless scribe Danny Brocklehurst.

Dirty is a “funny, filthy, brutally honest look at modern lives”. It follows a principled woman who takes her first steps into a world of moral complexity. She discovers that everyone has their secrets, and that everyone, to some extent, is dirty.

After striking a first-look deal with Amazon this January, Horgan’s Merman will develop the title with Mandabach and Kapital Entertainment. The series will be written by Brocklehurst.

Executive producers will include Mandabach, Jamie Glazebrook, Horgan, Merman co-founder Clelia Mountford, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor of Kapital Entertainment as well as Brocklehurst.

Horgan said: “I love Danny’s writing and I loved this idea from the minute I read it. There’s an atmosphere and grit to it that feels very new. We’re delighted that we get to bring it to life.”

Brocklehurst added: “I’m thrilled to be partnering with Caryn Mandabach Productions, Merman and Amazon to bring this unique show to life.”

Glazebrook from Caryn Mandabach Productions said: “In Dirty, Danny has created a truly surprising lead. I’m so happy to be working with Danny, Merman, Kapital and Amazon, which is the perfect home for a series that’s going to be hugely entertaining and deeply resonant.”