Laurie Arent (NCIS: New Orleans) has signed on as writer and executive producer on Kelly Ripa’s Freeform project based on Jasmin Rosemberg’s book How The Other Half Hamptons, from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ Milojo Productions.
The project, which is currently in development, is told from the POV of three Manhattan twenty-somethings Gabi, Liv and Sloane… each going through their own version of the quarter life crisis– Gabi’s reeling from her first real heartbreak, Liv is bucking at the constraints of living at home and Sloane is doing everything in her power to ignore a family crisis that’s threatening to implode her world. But, when they all sign on to an East Hampton share house for the summer, their individual journeys will take a collective left turn. The girls will be forced to put aside any differences and lean on each other for support as they navigate all of the hook-ups, heartaches and hangovers that go hand in hand with shacking up with a group of strangers in America’s most glamorous summer playground.
The book was released by Grand Central Publishing in 2008.
Arent will executive produce alongside Kapital’s Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor and Milojo Productions’ Ripa, Consuelos and Albert Bianchini. As longtime New Yorkers, husband-and-wife Ripa and Consuelos have been Hamptons regulars and have owned a place in the posh oceanside enclave.
Arent was most recently a co-executive producer on NCIS: New Orleans. She also was a consulting producer on The Client List.