While she may not have scored a massive hit with the film, “The Rhythm Section,” director Reed Morano has consistently proven that she’s one of the better up-and-coming filmmakers working today. And it appears that for her next project, she’s stepping back into the realm of TV with “The Stolen Kids of Sarah Lawrence.”
According to Variety, Morano is set to produce and direct the limited series, “The Stolen Kids of Sarah Lawrence,” which is based on a New York Magazine story. The series will follow a group of girls that went to Sarah Lawrence College and got sucked into an unsavory, criminal enterprise by Larry Ray, an ex-con and their classmate’s father, back in 2010. Ray was eventually charged with sex trafficking, extortion, conspiracy, forced labor, and more.
As mentioned, Morano is aboard as director of the pilot episode and executive producer of the new Amazon series. ‘Stolen Kids’ is the latest project that she is developing with Amazon, after signing a deal with the studio a couple of years ago. Previously, Morano earned an Emmy for directing episodes of “The Handmaid’s Tale” for the streaming service.
In addition to “The Rhythm Section” and ‘Handmaid’s,’ Morano also directed the feature films “I Think We’re Alone Now” and “Meadowland.” She also helmed episodes of TV series such as “Halt and Catch Fire,” “Billions,” and her upcoming Amazon series, “The Power.”
In addition to Amazon, Blumhouse TV is on board to produce the series, after the studio purchased the rights to the story back in 2019. As of now, there’s no writer attached to the series.
Obviously, “The Stolen Kids of Sarah Lawrence” is still in the early stages of development, so there’s no way of knowing when the series might arrive on Amazon.