Olivia Munn Developing ’70s Female Sportscaster Show For CW
Olivia Munn has successfully pitched a series about a female sportscaster in the 1970s to The CW.
Olivia Munn CW Sportscaster Series
Munn will serve as the executive producer for the series that will center on a young woman in the male-dominated field of sports journalism in 1974, according to Variety. Ted Humphrey will be writing the pilot.
The yet-to-be-named series will open with the female journalist getting hired for publicity reasons by a New York news programming chief. As one of the first female on-air sports reporters, the young woman will have to contend with the gender politics in her unique position on the sidelines, in the newsroom and behind the scenes.
“Moving behind the camera now!” Munn, who previously worked as a sideline reporter, excitedly wrote on Instagram. “Excited about selling my first show!”
Munn is best known for starring on HBO’s erstwhile drama The Newsroom as Sloan Sabbith. Her other TV credits include Beyond the Break, Greek, Perfect Couples, New Girl and Miles from Tomorrowland. She also served as a correspondent on The Daily Show during Jon Stewart‘s tenure.
As for film, Munn has appeared in Iron Man 2, Magic Mike and Mortdecai. Next year, she’ll return to the big screen in Ride Along 2, Zoolander 2 and in X-Men Apocalypse as Betsy Braddock/Psylocke.