Ellen DeGeneres’ production company is set to co-produce, Players, a period piece taking place in the mid-century, Golden Age of Hollywood for CW, Deadline is reporting. A Very Good Production, which produces Ellen’s show, is in the early stages of production for the one-hour drama, says the online entertainment site.
According to the report, Players is set to be scripted by our friend, out writer Nina Fiore (Alphas) and John Herrera, and directed by Danny Cannon (The Tomorrow People). The plot will center around a young woman who travels across the country to Los Angeles in an attempt to avenge her sisters death at the hands of a Hollywood studio executive, only to find her plans gets complicated when she winds up unwittingly married to a closeted gay movie star, and becomes involved in mob drama.
Ellen's production company is currently adapting Lauren Graham's novel Someday, Someday, Maybe for television.