Chris Pine and Patty Jenkins are working together again and this time it’s for a series based on the true story of an incredible woman named Fauna Hodel. The series will show us parts of Fauna’s life that chronicle everything from her being given away by her young mother in a Nevada casino restroom to the Black Dahlia murder of 1947.
A press release reports that the synopsis for the series is as follows.
‘Fauna Hodel was given away by her teenage birth mother to a black restroom attendant in a Nevada casino in 1949. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets to her past, she follows a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Hollywood gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel, a man involved in the darkest Hollywood debauchery, the spider in the web around the legendary ‘Black Dahlia’ murder of Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles in 1947.’
Fauna herself wrote a book about her life, also titled One Day She’ll Darken, which you can check out before you watch the mini series. While TNT will begin airing the series this fall, no specific date has been confirmed just yet.
Vice president of original programming for TNT, Sarah Aubrey, had this to say about Patty working on ‘One Day She’ll Darken’ and having Chris take on the role of a character.
‘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. One Day She’ll Darken is a mind-boggling true mystery with unpredictable twists and turns and edge-of-your-seat chills. Sam Sheridan, an expert storyteller, has delivered scripts that entertain, frighten and tell tales of redemption and a powerful search for identity. Chris Pine has wowed us with so many of his performances, and knowing how multi-dimensional his character is in One Day She’ll Darken, we are so lucky to have an actor as talented as he is to lead this cast.’
We’re excited to see Chris Pine and Sarah Aubrey working together again and after reading Fauna’s story, we think it’ll be one of the most talked about series’ this fall.
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