It’s a Wonder Woman reunion!
Chris Pine and director Patty Jenkins are reteaming for a brand new television series, a six-episode drama for TNT titled One Day She’ll Darken, the cable network announced Thursday. Filming begins this fall.
Pine, who most recently appeared on TBS’ Angie Tribeca and Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, will star in all six episodes and serve as executive producer with Jenkins, who will direct the first episode, and Sam Sheridan, who will write all the scripts. Michael Sugar will also serve as EP.
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One Day She’ll Darken is inspired by the autobiography of Fauna Hodel, who was given away by her teenage birth mother to a black restroom attendant in a Nevada casino in 1949. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets to her past, she follows a trail that swirls closer to infamous Hollywood gynecologist Dr. George Hodel, a man involved in the web around the Black Dahlia murder of Elizabeth Short in 1947.
Pine will play Jay Singletary, an ex Marine-turned-hack reporter and paparazzo. Jay was disgraced over his story about Hodel years ago, but now he sees a glimmer of redemption. This may be the opportunity Jay’s been hopelessly waiting for, but inside this riddle lies a moral quandary he never expected: a labyrinth into the evil in men’s hearts that will shake the unsteady Jay to his foundations.
“One Day She’ll Darken is a mind-boggling true mystery with unpredictable twists and turns and edge-of-your-seat chills,” said Sarah Aubrey, Executive Vice President of Original Programming at TNT. “Sam Sheridan, an expert storyteller, has delivered scripts that entertain, frighten and tell tales of redemption and a powerful search for identity. Chris Pine has wowed us with so many of his performances, and knowing how multi-dimensional his character is in One Day She’ll Darken, we are so lucky to have an actor as talented as he is to lead this cast.”
The announcement of Pine and Jenkins’ team-up comes after the blockbuster success of Wonder Woman, which has earned more than $780 million at the box office worldwide, and the official greenlight for the anticipated sequel in December 2019. Pine will next be seen in Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time and begins production on Outlaw King shortly.
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But will Pine return for the Wonder Woman sequel? The 36-year-old actor revealed to ET at the D23 Expo earlier this month that he’s unsure if his beloved character, Steve Trevor, will somehow return.
“I’m an actor, man. I’m about as lazy as they come,” Pine said of whether he’s pitched ideas of how his character can return for the Wonder Woman sequel. “So I’ll be by my phone somewhere so they can find me whenever they want to give me the call.”
“I don’t know [if Steve Trevor survived the blast]. I guess you’ll have to wait and find out,” he teased.
For more, watch Pine’s exclusive ET interview below.
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