Believe it or not, Bravo isn't just about the upper-crusty gossip between its "real" housewives! The cable network is getting into the scripted game, having previously announced three non-reality projects two weeks ago — and another trio of dramas today!
According to its website, Bravo's latest three titles on its development slate are Rules of Attraction, Shanghai, and Sweet Life.
Rules of Attraction, Inspired by the book and film of the same name, "takes the students and faculty at the fictional Camden College and unravels a murder mystery by telling the same story through 12 different points of view," Bravo explains. "Children of the 1%-ers live as unhinged and wild adults in a Bret Easton Ellis world with seemingly no rules to hold these privileged few down."
Shanghai, meanwhile, takes the action across the Pacific to the titular metropolis, one of the wealthiest and most prosperous cities in the world. "It's a place where many come to succeed — but most fail — when they bump up against unexpected cultural barriers: guanxi (connections and relationships) and how much yuan you have trump traditional business practices and regulations. This ensemble drama is centered around an aspiring American fashion designer who moves to this decadent city with her ambitious but naïve husband only to be wooed by a powerful and fascinating Asian billionaire.
And Sweet Life takes place in Oak Bluffs, "a real-life paradise of bucolic cottages and Victorian mansions … the place where, for four generations, the privileged have gone to summer. A one hour ferry ride from Providence, RI, the 'Inkwell' area of Martha's Vineyard is the 'go-to' destination for upscale and affluent African Americans where, amongst the visiting guests, you’ll find the Obamas, Spike Lee, and the parents of Blue Ivy. Set against this backdrop, this class drama follows the Bennett family who, having suffered a recent tragedy that almost tore the family apart, have come to this haven to rebuild their lives. It’s a summer that will forever change them as secrets resurface, romances begin, and a new family is born."
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