Mr. Robot executive producer Kyle Bradstreet has been tapped to write and executive produce Alice Isn’t Dead, a TV series based on the podcast and upcoming novel by Joseph Fink, which is in development at USA Network and Universal Cable Productions. The gig falls under Bradstreet’s overall deal at UCP, which acquired the rights to the podcast last summer.
Created by Fink and published by Night Vale Presents, Alice Isn’t Dead the podcast follows Keisha as she traverses the country as a truck driver, searching for her wife Alice, whom she had long assumed was dead. As the miles pile up, so do the mysteries. Because hidden in America’s seemingly-innocuous corners, lie supernatural dangers all pointing back to Alice.
A novel based on the series written by Fink is slated to be released in the fall by Harper Perennial.
Bradstreet is an executive producer on USA/UCP’s award-winning series Mr. Robot, on which he has been since the get-go, starting as supervising producer and rising through the ranks to executive producer. Previously, Bradstreet was a supervising producer on the BBC America series Copper, a writer on the Canal Plus/Netflix series Borgia, and a writer on NBC’s The Philanthropist.
“As a writer and executive producer, Kyle has been a great contributor to the success of Mr. Robot,” said Elise Henderson, SVP of Development for Universal Cable Productions. “We look forward to him bringing his vision and creativity to Alice Isn’t Dead and turning the successful podcast into a premium series.”
Bradstreet is part of UCP’s roster of overall deals, which includes: Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment, Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, and Patrick Macmanus (Happy! for Syfy).
Bradstreet is repped by UTA.