Jenji Kohan Lifetime Series

Lifetime Orders Jenji Kohan Dramedy Set at Renaissance Faire

Gather round, lords and ladies, for a special decree from Lifetime.

The network has bestowed a straight-to-series order upon American Princess, a one-hour scripted series about a “socialite who runs off to join a Renaissance Faire after her wedding goes awry,” TVLine has learned.

American Princess, of which 10 episodes have been ordered, hails from from Orange Is the New Black‘s Jenji Kohan, Jamie Denbo, and Tara Herrmann.

“Jenji has always taken interesting and unconventional worlds and given them heart and humor,” says Liz Gateley, EVP and Head of Programming for Lifetime. “From the get-go, American Princess was a concept we loved as it’s incredibly relatable to want to parachute from one’s life in difficult times. In Jenji, Jamie and Tara’s hands, we know this will be hilarious and special.”

In addition to OITNB, Kohan’s other small-screen projects include Netflix’s GLOW and Showtime’s Weeds. Kohan also produced episodes of Mad About You and Gilmore Girls.

How will you RSVP to American Princess‘ royal engagement? Drop a comment with your thoughts on the series below.

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  1. Shaun says:

    sounds fun

  2. Syl says:

    I can’t stress too strongly how assiduously I will avoid this.

  3. Daya says:

    I love me some ren fests, but even I’M unsure of this one! I’m partially interested, but I also feel like the “snooty rich girl forced into drudgery” thing has been overdone. So I guess we’ll see what happens…?

  4. ScottJ says:

    You don’t “join” a Renaissance Faire. They don’t work like a circus. They are literally short-term fairs and that is all.

  5. Cheryl says:

    Sounds like fun to me.

  6. Ari V. says:

    As someone who works year round at various festivals, I am looking forward to this. Bit worried it might portray our lifestyle in a poor light. I am always asked about our “wild parties” and what goes on “behind closed doors”. This is a community, a way of life for a lot of people and I’d hate to see a fictional TV show put an inaccurate spin on our life just for the sake of good TV.

  7. firewater65 says:

    Kohan has a good track record. Let’s see what it is before we denounce it.