by Tyler Hale
Two Arkansas filmmakers have signed up to write a scripted series based on a Netflix docuseries.
Graham Gordy and Daniel Campbell have signed on to pen the series, according to a spokesperson for Spectrum Originals. The news was first reported by Hollywood trade website Deadline, which reports that the duo have turned in an outline for the project.
Gordy was the co-creator and executive producer of the Cinemax series Quarry, which premiered on September 9, 2016 and ran through October 28, 2016. The New York University MFA graduate has also written notable films, including War Eagle, Arkansas; The Love Guru; and Antiquities. He has also served as a staff writer for the Sundance Channel show Rectify and as a consulting producer and writer for the third season of True Detective.
Campbell is a writer/director best known for writing and directing the 2018 film Antiquities, starring Andrew J. West, Ashley Greene and Mary Steenburgen. He also directed the 2009 short Antiquities that inspired the feature film.
The new project is based on Netflix’s series Last Chance U, which has run for four seasons on the streaming service. Courtney Cox is set to star in the project, playing a character based on Brittany Wagner, an academic advisor at East Community College – the setting for the first two seasons of the docuseries.
Cox is slated to executive produce the Spectrum Originals series, in addition to starring in it.
The Netflix docuseries is still ongoing. After the first two seasons, the Netflix series shifted its focus to Independence Community College of Kansas for two seasons. In August 2019, the program announced it would move to another school. Season five will focus on Laney College in Oakland, Calif.
Arkansas Money & Politics has reached out to Spectrum Originals and Campbell for comment. Spectrum Originals confirmed that Gordy and Campbell have signed onto the project but offered no further comment