[Ed. – The Kelly name is what will get the cameos by real-life politicians referred to in the release. She’ll presumably have input, but she won’t be falling asleep over the nuts-and-bolts production tasks. The media world continues to evolve.]
Fox News star Megyn Kelly is attached to produce a new scripted series with “Fifty Shades of Grey” producer Michael De Luca following a presidential campaign trail and the embedded journalists who cover it.
Verizon-owned streaming platform Go90 has ordered six half-hour episodes of the political comedy “Embeds.” The series will follow five young reporters who are in way over their heads as they find themselves shaping the future of the country while experiencing raucous adventures in an unexpected world of sex, drugs, and swing states. Big-name politicians are expected to cameo throughout the series. …
Kelly, who is also repped by CAA, was quickly brought into the mix, given the attention on her on the campaign trail, and sources say Kelly and De Luca instantly clicked over the subject matter. Kelly’s profile has risen so much in recent months that she has begun trying her hand in other areas, starting with her eight-figure book deal with HarperCollins.
“Embeds” isn’t her first scripted TV project; she is also developing and producing “The Residence” at FX with Dustin Lance Black penning the script.