Wonder Woman’s Patty Jenkins and Chris Pine Reunite for TNT Mystery Series

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While we don’t know for sure how Steve Trevor might possibly return to the DCEU, it’s exciting to hear that director Patty Jenkins and Chris Pine will work together on One Day She’ll Darken, a new six-episode limited drama for TNT. We won’t be seeing Wonder Woman 2 until December of 2019, but it sounds like the TNT series will be a riveting mystery closer to her previous film, Monster. Sign me up.

Here’s the synopsis:

“One Day She’ll Darken tells the story of Fauna Hodel, who was given away by her teenage birth mother to a black restroom attendant in a Nevada casino in 1949. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets to her past, she follows a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Hollywood gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel, a man involved in the darkest Hollywood debauchery and a suspect in the infamous “Black Dahlia” murder of Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles in 1947.

Pine will play Jay Singletary, a former Marine-turned-hack reporter/paparazzo. Jay was disgraced over his story about Hodel years ago, but now he sees a glimmer of redemption. This might be the opportunity Jay’s been hopelessly waiting for, but inside this riddle lies a moral quandary he never expected: a labyrinth into the evil in men’s hearts that will shake the unsteady Jay to his foundations.”

Her husband, Sam Sheridan writes the series, which was inspired by Hodel’s autobiography. I’m already getting Zodiac or Prisoners vibes from the synopsis and Pine’s reporter character, which will no doubt make for a great thriller.

Sarah Aubrey, EVP Original Programming for TNT calls the story a “mind-boggling true mystery” and says, “Patty Jenkins is a phenomenally talented director who has always delivered powerful characters, from the unforgettable true-life serial killer in Monster to the game-changing superhero warrior in Wonder Woman.

Are you looking forward to One Day She’ll Darken?

(via Deadline, image: Warner Bros)

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