TCA17: TNT Greenlights Scripted Series ‘One Day She’ll Darken’

Network renews ‘Animal Kingdom'
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Beverly Hills, Calif. — TNT has greenlit straight to series One Day She'll Darken, inspired by the autobiography of Fauna Hodel.

Chris Pine will star in the six-episode series, with Patty Jenkins (Wonder Women) directing the pilot and six additional episodes, according to Turner. The series will focus on the life of Hodel, who was given away by her teenage birth mother to a black restroom attendant in a Nevada casino in 1949, said the network. Her search for the truth about her past leads her to Hollywood gynecologist Dr. George Hodel, who was involved in the "Black Dahlia" murder of Elizabeth Short in 1947.

The series is being produced by Turner's Studio T, with Jenkins, Michael Sugar, Sam Sheridan and Pine serving as executive producers.

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"One Day She'll Darken is a mind-boggling true mystery with unpredictable twists and turns and edge-of-your-seat chills,” said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT in a statement.

The network also announced it has renewed drama series Animal Kingdom for a third season. The series is averaging 4.8 million viewers across TNT platforms during its current second season run, according to the network.

"The Cody family's drama keeps bringing more and more viewers back for more," said Aubrey. "Animal Kingdom has earned its place among a very select group of cable dramas that continue to grow audiences thanks to superior writing and storytelling."

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TNT’s drama Good Behavior will return its sophomore campaign on Oct. 15, said network officials.

In other Turner News, TBS has renewed its its hit comedy series Angie Tribeca for a fourth season. The series, which stars Rashida Jones and will feature Bobby Cannavale in its new season, will return in 2018 with a 10-episode order, according to the network.