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Davis in talks for ‘dramedy’ based on her life

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Wendy Davis does TV?

That’s the word from Deadline Hollywood, a website that reports on Hollywood deals and projects.

According to the story, the former Texas gubernatorial candidate, Texas state senator and member of the Fort Worth council may see her story become the “inspiration for a dramedy series in development at NBC,” according to the report.

Davis is working with Jennifer Cecil on the yet-to-be-titled project. Cecil is a former executive producer/co-head writer for the series Private Practice and also was co-executive producer for the Western series Hell On Wheels.

Davis gained nationwide attention for a 2014 filibuster of abortion restriction legislation in the Texas Senate and then became the Democratic candidate for governor, facing then Attorney General Greg Abbott. Abbott soundly trounced Davis, 59 percent to 39 percent.

Davis became a national sensation in 2013, when she used a Senate filibuster to temporarily block tough new statewide abortion restrictions. The GOP-controlled Legislature overwhelmingly approved them in a subsequent special session.

Republican Greg Abbott beat Davis by more than 20 percentage points in last year’s governor’s race.

Davis kept a low profile after the race, but has recently been in the public eye again, being interviewed by Rolling Stone magazine and announcing her support for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid.

http://deadline.com/2015/10/wendy-davis-inspired-tv-series-texas-senator-nbc-1201571017/

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