AceShowbiz - The life story of showbiz sisters Joan Collins and Jackie Collins is being turned into a six-part TV series.
Executives at British production company Fable Pictures have secured the TV rights to the story of the two British sisters who became Hollywood superstars in the 1980s, and are planning to adapt it into a six-hour series titled "Joan & Jackie".
The biographical show will chart the lives of "two remarkable heroines on the riveting journeys of their dazzling careers, through personal tragedy and triumph, emerging as the fabulous icons we know today," according to a press release.
"I am delighted that such a prestigious team wants to tell our story, and I know my sister Jackie would be as excited as I am to be involved!" Dame Joan said in a statement.
Late author Jackie's daughters Tiffany, Tracy and Rory added, "Our mother always told us when we were growing up that 'Girls can do anything!' and 'Joan & Jackie' will fabulously depict how true that is!"
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*Breaking News* The colorful lives of movie star Joan Collins and her bestselling novelist sister, Jackie, will be dramatized in a TV series. Sony-backed Fable Pictures, the British film and TV producer behind “Stan & Ollie,” will make the series, having secured the TV rights to the Collinses’ story. The series, which has the working title “Joan & Jackie,” will trace the sisters’ journeys from postwar London to Hollywood stardom as Alexis Carrington in “Dynasty” and literary fame as the author of “Lady Boss,” respectively. No broadcaster or platform is officially attached yet, but Sony Pictures Television will take the six-part show out internationally. Jackie died in 2015, but her daughters have given their approval to the series. “Our mother always told us when we were growing up that ‘Girls can do anything!’ and ‘Joan & Jackie’ will fabulously depict how true that is,” they said in a statement. #jackiecollins #getyourjackiecollinson
Joan recently said during her current "Joan Collins: Unscripted" tour that she was "in deep discussion" for a biopic about her life, but couldn't share more details.
While the show will chart their beginnings in London in the '40s and their rise to stardom in the '80s, it will still resonate with the current #MeToo era as the former "Dynasty" actress and her author sister had to navigate issues like sexism and harassment "with their trademark wit and megawatt glamour proving they are both strong and fearless women not to be underestimated."
The six-hour series will be written by award-winning playwright Penelope Skinner, produced by Fable Pictures, who have enjoyed recent success with Laurel and Hardy biopic "Stan & Ollie", and distributed globally by Sony Pictures Television.
Jackie, who wrote more than 30 novels which sold over 500 million copies, passed away in 2015 at the age of 77 following a battle with breast cancer.