Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti have inked a first-look deal between their Trigger Street shingle, 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios — and the first project they’re developing is a doozy.
The Resident, which reads like a cross between Downton Abbey and House of Cards, follows the relationships between White House residence staffers and the various First Families that come into the famous address over the course of several administrations. And, in her first scripted effort, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly is on board as a co-executive producer.
It’s good to see Kelly using her current white-hot status in cable news to professionally reach beyond its boundaries. While not completely devoid of conservatives, the television production ranks aren’t exactly rife with them either. Getting her foot in the door with an equally white-hot entertainment production team shows that this new content-hungry world of alternative television distribution probably has far more opportunities for conservatives than the old model.