CW eyeing dark 'Little Women' adaptation from NCIS star

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Meg, Beth, Jo and Amy soon might run with the Vampire Diaries and iZombie set.

The CW has put into development a "gritty" series adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel Little Women, our sister site Deadline reports.

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The highly stylized series would find the March (half) sisters working together to "survive the dystopic streets of Philadelphia and unravel a conspiracy that stretches far beyond anything they have ever imagined — all while trying not to kill each other in the process," the site reports.

Alcott's 1868 novel finds the sisters and their mother dealing with life on the homefront while the family patriarch is off serving as a chaplain in the Civil War. As the book progresses, it follows the sisters' adventures as the girls mature into adulthood.

Alexis Jolly (Amazon's Tiger, Tiger) will write and executive-produce the project, which has a script commitment from the network. NCIS star Michael Weatherly also is attached as an EP.


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