Amazon Studios has stepped up for Deadtown, an Entertainment One and Grey Matter Entertainment script that will be developed for a pilot by Shauna Cross. Deadtown is an adaptation of the Catherynne M. Valente novella The Refrigerator Monologues and the hour long premise is a blueprint to create an original superhero universe set in the modern era with an underlying theme of female empowerment.
The novella was published in 2017. Valente is a bestselling author whose Space Opera just sold to Universal for Marc Platt and Colin Trevorrow. She is the author of over a dozen works of fiction, including Palimpsest, The Orphan’s Talesseries, Deathless, and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Own Making. She’s won numerous lit awards.