Hit List Alum Brian Duffield & AwesomenessTV Land Pilot Order from USA for “Olive Forever”


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Insurgent and The Babysitter scribe is reuniting with Awesomeness for the one-hour which has netted a pilot order from USA Network.

The series follows the exploits of Olive, a mysterious high school student with an affection for cat burglary-type shenanigans, mostly because she is a cat burglar. New to a sleepy town with a criminal underbelly, Olive must navigate new foster parents, new boyfriends, new gangsters… and new crime opportunities.

Duffield executive produces with Nicki Cortese through their Jurassic Party, along with Brian Robbins, Matt Kaplan, and Brett Bouttier of AwesomenessTV.

The order kicks off what may be a tonally lighter pilot season for USA, who have found more success in recent years with darker series such as Mr. Robot, Falling Water, and Colony. Olive Forever turns the tides back towards the quirky characters that ruled the network in Monk, Psych, and White Collar. If picked up to series, it would also add to their growing number of female-driven series which already includes Queen of the South and the upcoming The Sinner.

Sincle landing on the Young & Hungry List and several Hit Lists, Duffield has been on a role, writing the western Jane Got a Gun, which starred Natalie Portman, YA adaptation Insurgent for Lionsgate, and the original draft for the thriller Underwater which is set to star Kristen Stewart. He previously teamed with Awesomeness for the YA adaptation Spontaneous.

Duffield is repped by Gersh and .

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