A drama that will star Hilary Swank and Tom McCarthy is sure to feature the Anchorage Daily News, as two of the coproducers are tightly bound with the newspaper.
The Hollywood Reporter announced that Swank will star in a newspaper drama that is being written, directed and exec produced by McCarthy for ABC, which has picked up the untitled Alaska drama.The project is being eyed for consideration as part of a 2022-23 pilot season.
“The drama revolves around a star journalist (Swank) who moves to Alaska for a fresh start after a career-killing misstep and finds redemption personally and professionally after joining a daily metro newspaper in Anchorage,” the publication wrote. Ryan Binkley, publisher and owner of the ADN as a member of the Binkley Company, and Kyle Hopkins, a hardline leftist who writes for the newspaper, will co-produce.
Swank has won Oscars for Boys Don’t Cry and Million Dollar Baby, and recently starred in Netflix’s drama Away.