The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus Developing Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill! TV Series
The cult-classic film is making the jump to television with the blessing of the original director's estate.
The cult-classic film Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill! is making the jump from the big screen to TV. The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus' bigbaldhead production company is teaming with AMC Studios on the project, according to a report fromDeadline.
Info on the actual production is light, as the project is very early in development. No casting information is yet available, nor word of a showrunner or writers for the show. The project has full backing from director Russ Meyer's estate, Deadline says.
If you're unfamiliar with Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill!, the 1962 exploitation film flopped with critics and audiences alike at release, but has since become a cult classic. The film follows three go-go dancers (perhaps the most 1960s occupation possible) named Billie, Rosie, and Varla, who murder and kidnap their way across the California desert. The movie is regraded by many critics as a landmark film for its strong female characters. Directors like John Waters and Quentin Tarantino have praised it, with the former calling it "the best movie ever made," and that it's "possibly better than any film that will be made in the future."
Norman Reedus, who is currently finishing up The Walking Dead before moving onto the as-yet-untitled spinoff for his character Daryl Dixon, will reportedly serve as executive producer on the show. Janice Cowart, who runs the Russ Meyer Charitable Trust, will also act as an executive producer on the series.
"I've been watching Russ Meyer's films since I was a kid, wearing my Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill! shirt to school," Reedus said in a statement to Deadline. "It's safe to say I'm beyond inspired by Russ' style of filmmaking and I am over the moon excited for the opportunity to reimagine this story for the modern world."
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