Mila Kunis Is Producing A Women’s Liberation Drama For The CW

'Meridian Hills'
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The CW has a slew of new shows that have been getting some major buzz. The Carrie Diaries is coming soon, and Arrow and Beauty and the Beast just made their series premieres. Now we’re getting word that Mila Kunis (AKA The Sexiest Woman Alive) is executive producing a new show for the CW that will be set during the Women’s Liberation movement of the seventies. Click inside to learn more!

The Hollywood Reporter has the story:

Mila Kunis is heading to The CW.

The actress will executive produce Meridian Hills, a drama set in 1972 that explores the women’s liberation movement…

Robot Chicken‘s Lisa Sterbakov, who worked with Kunis on the Adult Swim series, and the Black Swan actress’ managers Cami Curtis and Susan Curtis are also on board to exec produce.

Meridian Hills is set in a boozy Midwest country club in 1972, during an era when the Equal Rights Amendment was just beginning. The drama follows a young, newly married woman who joins the Junior League and discovers an eclectic group of other young women who become unlikely allies in her quest to change the system.

The Junior League, founded in 1901 by Mary Harriman, is a nonprofit organization of women with the goal of improving communities through volunteer work, civic leadership and training.

Kunis is not attached to have an onscreen role in the drama.

Although I’m sure people would be more excited about the show if Mila was going to be in it, I think it’s good to see the actress branching out. And the project sounds interesting– depending on how the cast is chosen, I think a Women’s Lib plot could totally work. Since Mila‘s on board with a Robot Chicken writer and some Black Swan folks, I think we can expect good things. What do you guys think? Does Meridian Hills sound like something you would watch?

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  1. Karen

    I feel huge gratitude and respect for the women who participated in the feminist movement of the 1970s. There are so many misconceptions of that movement, so I would love for more people to become aware of its realities. It makes me uncomfortable for it to be represented in a CW show, where it will inevitably be trivialized and spun for the most simplistic entertainment value. To me, it would be like having a CW show set in Mississippi or Alabama during the civil rights movement. A movie by the right people would be great, or possibly a television show on a different network or cable channel, but the CW? Home of Gossip Girl, 90210, and Supernatural? It makes me cringe.

    • Karen, I’m just seeing this and you bring up some really strong points. It would be awful to see this resemble a soap opera-type show, although I’m sure some drama will be necessary. I’m HOPING that the network is trying to branch out as well and try something a little different. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

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