Celeb-focused cabler E! is jumping into the serialized drama game, by developing a splashy, modern day retelling of the saga of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. Anne of Hollywood, based on the novel by Carol Wolper, transplants the soap opera of the Tudors from the 1500's to modern day Hollyweird, "the flashiest, most treacherous court of all."
The red hot project is being helmed by the peeps at John Wells Productions (Shameless, SouthLAnd, The West Wing, ER). Anne of Hollywood is one of nine scripted projects E! currently has in development for 2013. Looks like the network's Entertainment Programming Prexy Lisa Berger means business when it comes to making scripted series a—pardon the pun—reality at E!