Love Olivia Munn in The Newsroom or Ride Along 2? Well, you’re about to see more from her right here on CW44!
Olivia Munn has signed on to play executive producer of a show that will air on The CW! The show is about a young female journalist hired as a sports reporter in the 1970s, a time when women weren’t even allowed in the press box.
Munn covered women’s basketball and college football for Fox Sports before breaking into acting, but it’s not definite whether or not she’ll be on camera for this show.
The still-untitled program will be Munn’s first production, and is written by The Good Wife‘s Ted Humphrey.
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😁🙀Moving behind the camera now! Excited about selling my first show! via @deadline ➡️ CW has put in development a drama project executive produced by Olivia Munn through her deal at CBS TV Studios. The CW Logo 1Written by Ted Humphrey (The Good Wife), the untitled project is set in 1974 and centers on a young journalist who gets hired by an ambitious NY news programming chief as a publicity stunt to be one of the first female on-air sports reporters, and has to learn to navigate gender politics in front of and behind the camera at a time when women were literally not even allowed in the press box. Humphrey and Munn executive produce for CBS TV Studios. This marks the first sale as a TV producer for Munn. On the acting side, she completed shooting the role of Psylocke in X-Men for Fox, and has Ride Along 2 coming out in January for Universal.
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By Candace Shelton, CW Philly