Vision elects to run female mayor series

The comic drama She's the Mayor gets the green light after a months-long competition.

She’s The Mayor was chosen from 280 submissions by VisionTV, following a call for comedy/drama proposals that would appeal to the channel’s female-skewing 50+ audience. The channel has ordered 13 half-hours from David ‘Sudz’ Sutherland’s Hungry Eyes Film & Television in Toronto.

The story is about a sixty-something political rookie who unexpectedly wins a local election and must rely on a combination of instinct, guts and dumb luck to navigate the harsh world of city politics. Vision plans to air Mayor in fall 2010.

‘What we offered was [a show with] intelligent humour as well as heart,’ explains Sutherland (Love, Sex and Eating the Bones; Guns), who pitched the project alongside his partner Jennifer Holness (Guns) and documentary filmmaker Min Sook Lee (Hogtown: The Politics of Policing; My Toxic Baby). All three will serve as creators/exec producers.

From Playback Daily