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Lifetime Orders Scripted Series ‘American Princess’

Lifetime has given a straight to series orders to a new Jenji Kohan-produced series American Princess, the network announced Thursday.

The 10-episode series follows a socialite who runs off to join a Renaissance Faire after her wedding goes awry, according to Lifetime.

American Princess is created, written and executive produced by Jamie Denbo (Ronna & Beverly), with Kohan (Orange is the New Black, Weeds, GLOW), and Tara Herrmann (Orange is the New Black, GLOW) also serving as executive producers.

The series is produced by A+E Studios in association with IM Global Television.

“Jenji has always taken interesting and unconventional worlds and given them heart and humor,” said Liz Gateley, executive vice president and Head of Programming for Lifetime in a statement. “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. In Jenji, Jamie and Tara’s hands, we know this will be hilarious and special."

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.