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Chris Pine to Star in Wonder Woman Director’s TV Drama

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Chris Pine to Star in Wonder Woman Director’s TV Drama

The jury is still out as to whether Wonder Woman‘s upcoming sequel will see Chris Pine reprise his role as Steve Trevor, but it was announced today that Pine and the film’s director, Patty Jenkins, will team once again for a new period piece. This time, the collaborators will exchange the atrocities of World War I for the enigmatic web of intrigue surrounding the infamous Black Dahlia murder.

“Patty Jenkins is a phenomenally talented director who has always delivered powerful characters, from the unforgettable true-life serial killer in Monster to the game-changing superhero warrior in Wonder Woman,” TNT Executive Vice President of Original Programming Sarah Aubrey said in a press release. “One Day She’ll Darken is a mind-boggling true mystery with unpredictable twists and turns and edge-of-your-seat chills.”

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Chris Pine, who is attached to star in all six episodes of the TNT drama, will play the role of Jay Singletary, an ex-Marine who has turned to a life of sleazy journalism and paparazzi reporting, but now seeks redemption. The miniseries will be written by Sam Sheridan, author of A Fighter’s Heart, a memoir about Sheridan’s time as a globetrotting professional kickboxer.

The series is inspired by the autobiography of Fauna Hodel, who was given away by her birth mother in 1949 and subsequently raised by a black restroom attendant. In searching for her birth mother, Hodel discovered her familial connection to the Black Dahlia murder of 1947. Given its sensational name by tabloids from the outset, the Black Dahlia murder refers to the brutal and unsolved slaying of Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles, California.

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The series will be produced by Turner’s Studio T, with Jenkins, Michael Sugar (Spotlight, 13 Reasons Why), Sheridan and Pine all operating as executive producers. No release date has been given for the drama, but cameras begin rolling for the production this fall.

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