A New Scripted Show Based on Anna Wintour Is in the Works

A New Scripted Show Based on Anna Wintour Is in the Works

The relationships and rivalries of the famed Vogue editor are coming to TV soon.

The relationships and rivalries of the famed Vogue editor are coming to TV soon.

Text: Ian David Monroe

Following the success of Ryan Murphy's Feud, which plays out the rivalry of Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, it seems that audiences are most interested in powerful women fighting than ever. Yesterday, Bravo announced that it has ordered a six-hour scripted show based on an alleged rivalry between Vogue's Anna Wintour and Vanity Fair's Tina Brown. The two both rose to prominence in the late '80s and '90s, and the tensions between them were thoroughly documented by Thomas Maier in his book Newhouse: All the Glitter, Power and Glory of America’s Richest Media Empire and the Secretive Man Behind It. The book will serve as a foundation for the script, and Maier will serve as a producer.

In a press release, the studio said, “As both bold and driven women fight their way to the top of a male-dominated industry driven by greed and betrayal, they each find new paths to change the world around them — Tina, through the intersection of high-culture and celebrity, and Anna with an instinct for high fashion and emerging talent.”

This is obviously not the first film production inspired by Wintour; 2006's The Devil Wears Prada was widely accepted as being based on the editor and her demanding ways. While Meryl Streep brought that character to life, it is unclear who will play Wintour in the forthcoming series. You can bet that actress has big shoes (and shades) to fill.

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