Here’s an exciting new project for all of you to keep an eye on! Emmy-nominated Kit Williamson will be writing, directing, and starring in a dark comedy series titled Unconventional. The upcoming project is a (much-anticipated) follow up to his Emmy-nominated queer series EastSiders.
According to the press release, independent film production and distribution company, Cold Iron Pictures/The Film Arcade along with The Money Pool, are expanding to include television production. Unconventional is their first venture.
Developed at the Sundance Lab, the first season of Unconventional has received a straight to series order of 9 half-hour episodes, with a writer’s room scheduled to start in June 2020 for production this fall. As mentioned, the incredibly talented Williamson is attached to write, direct, and star.
The announcement was shared by CEO and Founder of Cold Iron Pictures/The Film Arcade, Miranda Bailey, and Chris Miller, CEO of The Money Pool.
The description for the series reads:
Written by Williamson, UNCONVENTIONAL is a dark comedy about two eccentric, queer siblings: Noah, gay and Margot, a lesbian, and their significant others trying to start an unconventional family while navigating their thirties, trying to come to terms with their professional limitations in a screwed up economy, trying to stay sane in a screwed up world and, most importantly, trying to hold on to the bond they share.
Also, this past May, HBO Max announced that Williamson is attached to write a feature film based on L.C. Rosen’s young adult novel Camp, produced by Dan Jinks (American Beauty, Milk). So, yay, to him staying busy and productive.
Uncoventional will be co-financed by Cold Iron Pictures/The Film Arcade and The Money Pool. Miranda Bailey and Amanda Marshall are executive producers for Cold Iron Pictures and Jason Beck is an executive producer for The Film Arcade. Chris Miller and Shen of The Money Pool and Erwin More from More/Medavoy are also executive producers on the series.
Cold Iron Pictures and The Money Pool will produce the series. Worldwide sales are being handled by ICM Partners and More/Medavoy.
Cold Iron Pictures most recently started production on God’s Country starring Thandie Newton. The Film Arcade produced the Sundance 2019 documentary, The Amazing Johnathan, acquired by Hulu.
I’m so ready for Unconventional.
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