Glamorous, starring Fuller House’s Miss Benny, was previously in the works as a pilot for The CW. It has now been handed a series order at Netflix.
The drama series comes from Star Trek: Discovery and Quantico co-exec producer Jordon Nardino and Damon Wayans Jr.
It tells the story of Marco Mejia, a gender-nonconforming queer young man whose life seems to be stuck in place until he lands a job working for legendary makeup mogul Madolyn Addison. It’s Marco’s first chance to figure out what he wants out of life, who he actually is and what it really means for him to be queer.
Benny, who was the first openly gay character in Netflix’s Fuller House and also has starred in Love, Victor and American Horror Stories, stars as Mejia, while casting is underway for Addison.
Brooke Shields starred in The CW pilot, which was directed by Eva Longoria.
Nardino writes and exec produces the 10-part drama series, which is also exec produced by Wayans Jr. and Kameron Tarlow of Two Shakes Entertainment.
Produced by CBS Studios, the project first was ordered to pilot by The CW in February 2019 but was not picked up that May and was passed on in June 2019.
It is the latest project that was originally from The CW to land a series order at Netflix. Insatiable, which starred Debby Ryan and Dallas Roberts, as previously in contention as a pilot for the youth-skewing network and went on to run for two seasons on Netflix.