Two high-profile "P" shows are about to go to pilot. The first is called Playboy
and, much like Mad Men
, it's set in the 1960s. Instead of Madison Avenue, though, the show will be set at a Playboy Club in Chicago. Ordered by NBC, Playboy
will be written by Chad Hodge
) and uses the legendary club as a way to explore blossoming sexuality in America during the Sixties.
The second show, called Pulp
, is being championed by J.j. Abrams
and Bad Robot. Like most things Abrams is involved with, not much is known about it yet except that it's an hour-long drama with a "heightened sense of reality" like in Pulp Fiction
. It's currently being shopped to networks.
Read more about each project after the jump.Variety
broke the news about Playboy
, which is being produced by Twentieth Century Fox TV and Imagine TV. In all likelihood, the success of Mad Men
helped make the show a reality and it's not the only show in development that's set in the time period. Starz has a new series coming out called Magic City
, which is set in 1960s Miami and ABC is developing a show called Pan Am
about the wild crews who worked for the airline in the 1960s. Add those to Mad Men
, which is in New York, and Playboy
, which is in Chicago, it seems like a sure bet that a 1960s California show is in our futuresTV Line
exclusively broke the story about Pulp, which is ...