Ilene Chaiken Archives

A look at the cover to Suzanne Rindell's The Other Typist (Image: Penguin Random House).
Written and executive produced by Ilene Chaiken (The L Word, Empire), the limited series would be an adaptation of Suzanne Rindell's best-selling novel Chaiken is set to write the pilot script, and will executive produce with Knightley, Rindell, and 3 Arts representative Oly Obst Knightley brought the rights to the book to Searchlight Television, who[...]
'The L Word: Generation Q' – Showtime Sequel Series Coming Fall 2019
The eight-episode series begins production in Los Angeles this summer and is expected to premiere in the fall, with original series stars Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, and Leisha Hailey returning. Original series creator Ilene Chaiken executive produces alongside showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan (The Four-Faced Liar, 6 Balloons) as well as Kristen Campo The pilot episode is directed[...]
The Bleeding Cool TV Top 10 Best of 2018 Countdown: #5 The Handmaid's Tale
Executive produced by Warren Littlefield, Elisabeth Moss, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, and Ilene Chaiken MGM serves as the international distributor for the series The series stars Emmy® and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle and Amanda Brugel. "Television is[...]
Ilene Chaiken
Ilene Chaiken, executive producer and showrunner on the Fox series Empire, is developing two one-hour dramas for the network One has a put pilot order while the other has a script order with a significant penalty, according to Variety. Mrs Otis Regrets is the series with the put pilot order It follows FBI Special Agent Clementine[...]
'The L Word': Showtime Developing Sequel To Groundbreaking Series
According to Buzzfeed, The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken will also executive produce, but will not be able to have direct writing involvement in the series due to her commitment to FOX's Empire. The L Word premiered on Showtime in 2004, and over the course of the next five years the show would play a major[...]