Written by Lee, The Girlfriend is a new take on a rom-com. It revolves around Crystal Chase — a 30-something toiling away in Bakersfield, California — whose life is turned upside down when she finally meets “the one”… Too bad “the one” is the prime suspect in his wife’s mysterious disappearance. This is a subversive romantic comedy about a woman struggling with her soul as she evolves from a local nobody into the nationally infamous “girlfriend.”
It’s hard not to see spot parallels between The Girlfriend and headline-making “other women” such as Scott Petterson’s ex-girlfriend Amber Frey and the mistress of “killer dad” Chris Watts who was recently thrown into the spotlight after Watts’ wife and children went missing.
Lee will write the pilot script and will co-executive produce. Griffiths will serve as executive producer and is attached to direct the pilot.
Lee is currently a writer-producer and plays Ali Reissen on the HBO comedy series Crashing. She will also be featured on the upcoming second season of HBO’s 2 Dope Queens.
Griffiths, who directed the pilot for ABC’s freshman drama A Million Little Things, is repped by WME and Casarotto Ramsay & Assoc. Lee is repped by WME, Avalon and Bloom Hergott.
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