Kim Kardashian and Emma Roberts to Produce Netflix Series 'Calabasas'

Kim Kardashian and Emma Roberts to executive produce Netflix series 'Calabasas,' exploring fame and social dynamics at a high school in the affluent LA suburb.

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Kim Kardashian and Emma Roberts to Produce Netflix Series 'Calabasas'

Kim Kardashian and Emma Roberts to Produce Netflix Series 'Calabasas'

Kim Kardashian and Emma Roberts are set to executive produce a new Netflix series titled 'Calabasas,' adapted from Via Bleidner's book 'If You Lived Here You'd Be Famous By Now.' The series will examine the pursuit of fame and complex social dynamics at Calabasas High.

I. Marlene King, the creator of 'Pretty Little Liars,' will write the adaptation and serve as the showrunner and executive producer alongside Kardashian, Roberts, Alexandra Milchan, Lauren Wagner, Karah Preiss, and Matt Matruski. The series follows a 16-year-old Catholic school girl who transfers to Calabasas High and navigates the fast-paced world of fame and intricate social scene.

Kardashian and Roberts previously worked together on the FX series 'American Horror Story: Delicate,' where they shared an on-screen kiss. 'Calabasas' marks Kardashian's fourth big-selling scripted project as she continues to venture deeper into television and film, including a Netflix comedy and an Amazon thriller.

The city of Calabasas has been the setting for Kardashian's reality shows and is closely associated with her family. The affluent Los Angeles suburb has also been home to celebrities like Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Drake, and Will Smith over the years.

Why this matters: The 'Calabasas' series is a notable project that brings together the star power of Kim Kardashian and Emma Roberts with the storytelling prowess of I. Marlene King. It promises to offer a compelling look at the pursuit of fame and the complex realities of growing up in a world where everyone aspires to be someone else.

Key Takeaways

  • Kim Kardashian and Emma Roberts to executive produce Netflix series 'Calabasas'.
  • 'Pretty Little Liars' creator I. Marlene King to write and showrun the adaptation.
  • Series follows a Catholic school girl who transfers to Calabasas High.
  • Kardashian and Roberts previously co-starred in 'American Horror Story: Delicate'.
  • Netflix secured rights to the series after a competitive bidding war.