This piece of news really should come as no surprise: there's already an Ashley Madison TV show in development!
The controversial infidelity website that matches people looking to cheat on their significant others has been everywhere recently thanks to a hack that revealed more than 37 million users (ranging from civilians to celebrities to even government officials and politicians) who had active accounts. And now it might be coming to your TV screen.
E! News has confirmed that OutEast Entertainment partners Steven Marrs and Courtney Hazlett are producing a TV show tentatively titled Thank You Ashley Madison for Toronto-based Marblemedia. The project will be written by Jennifer Kennedy (Justified) and Ian MacDonald.
"We are in the early stages of developing a scripted series inspired by the site which, given the events from the past week, make the themes explored more timely," Marblemedia co-CEO Matt Hornburg says.
But don't expect the show to focus on a man getting caught cheating. While the site Ashley Madison was founded by Noel Biderman in 2001, the showrunners are going to fictionalize the show, and instead make the focus on "a good mother who launches the business to help support her family."
"There are a lot of TV shows doing a great job of presenting marriage storylines in new ways, but what we're positing here is, what if there is a third lane to run in and what if you were honest about it?" Hazlett tells THR, who first reported the news. "What if you didn't need a hack to have this conversation? Maybe this is where your life just is, and no shows on television are offering that. Anytime 30 million people are doing anything, it becomes worthy of a real discussion."
What do you think of an Ashley Madison show? Too soon, or about time?