Showtime orders pilot for Lily Mae Harrington-starring drama 'Queen Fur'

Showtime orders pilot for Lily Mae Harrington-starring drama 'Queen Fur'

Lily Mae Harrington is set to star in her first leading role in a television series with Showtime's 'Queen Fur.'

Showtime has given the green light for a pilot of hour-long drama series 'Queen Fur,' which will star Lily Mae Harrington of 'Some Freaks' fame. The announcement was made by Gary Levine, the President of Programming for Showtime Networks Inc.

According to an official description, 'Queen Fur' "is set in a small town in Central Florida – a place where beauty pageants, gun culture, Cuban revolutionaries and Southern hospitality co-exist and collide. And at the center of it all is Macy Dunleavy (Harrington) – a curvy, sexy, unapologetic high school dropout who is finding her womanhood and is ready to seize a big opportunity."

Lily Mae Harrington (left) will star in 'Queen Fur' (Source: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Lily Mae Harrington (left) will star in 'Queen Fur' (Source: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

The show will be created, written, and produced by Eileen Myers, who in the past has worked on 'Masters of Sex,' 'Big Love,' Dark Blue,' and 'Hung,' and Sian Heder (Orange is the New Black) is attached to direct the pilot. 

'Queen Fur' will be Harrington's first as the leading lady of a series. The actress made her debut as a semi-finalist on reality series 'The Glee Project' before going on to work in series such as 'Some Freaks' and 'Room 104,' as well as movies 'Loserville' and 'Pee Wee's Big Holiday.'

Heder has directed episodes of 'Orange is the New Black' (for which she also received a WGA Award nomination), 'Glow' and 'The Path.' Her debut feature film, 'Tallulah,' premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016 and was a Grand Jury Prize nominee, and she has also written for series including the Peabody Award-winning 'Men of a Certain Age.'

"Eileen has created a uniquely twisted female empowerment story that surprises at every turn," said Levine, speaking on the network's latest show. "I am confident that Lily Mae Harrington, playing this feisty, sexually confident, gun-toting underdog, will have audiences laughing, gasping and, ultimately, cheering for her!"

The series will be a co-production between Showtime and Sony Pictures Television and Deborah Spera, who previously executive produced shows such as 'Army Wives,' 'Criminal Minds,' 'Reaper,' and films including 'It Takes a Village,' and 'Empire State,' will be serving as executive producer for the show.