EXCLUSIVE: The Handmaid’s Tale creator / executive producer Bruce Miller and writer-producers John Herrera and Nina Fiore are bringing another female novel to television. TNT has developed Heresy, a western drama inspired by the book of the same name by Melissa Lenhardt, by The Handmaid’s Tale trio and MGM / UA Television, where Miller and his White Oak Pictures are under contract.
Written by Herrera and Fiore, Heresy takes place in the Old West. In it, women have little choice: to marry, prostitute, or catch a gun. For two unlikely allies, the choice is simple.
Heresy is described as a multiracial takeover of the West by women, queer, transgender, unlike anything we’ve seen before. Led by our two heroines, a group of women turns into a gang of legendary outlaws because the only way for a woman to claim her right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in America is to steal it.
Herrera and Fiore produce executive products with Miller and Priscilla Porianda, development manager for Miller’s White Oak Pictures, and Robert Lawrence. MGM / UA Television is the studio.
Miller is the creator, executive producer and showrunner of the Emmy, Golden Globe and Peabody award-winning series. The Handmaid’s Tale, which was renewed until season 5 on Hulu. Under its global agreement with the Handmaid’s Tale MGM / UA Television studio, he’s also directing a TV series adaptation of Ivy Pochoda’s thriller These women. He is replaced by ICM Partners and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.
Herrera and Fiore were writer-producers on The Handmaid’s Tale from 2017-2019. They also recently served as consulting producers on the second season of USA Network. The purge. Their other previous credits include Nightflyers, blood drive and The Vampire Diaries. They are picked up by CAA, Field Entertainment and Morris Yorn.