‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Was Almost a TV Series

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Starz Network wanted a ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ TV Series.

Before the 2015 feature film was produced, CEO Chris Albrecht told Universal he would give a three year commitment to a show based on the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey‘ series.

According to reports from The Hollywood Reporter, Fifty Shades of Grey was almost a TV series.

It probably will never happen now, but the offer was presented to executives several months ago. During Friday’s Television Critics Association conference, CEO Chris Albrecht said tha the was willing to give the EL James best selling series a three season series.


The discussion started when Albrecht discussed the new series ‘Outlander‘. “If you read the book, this could only be a series,” he said of his new source material. “I’m the guy who called up Universal and said, ‘I’ll get you three years on the air as a series. Let’s just do a Fifty Shades of Grey series. But movie people think things are movies, and authors think things are movies. Up until recently, movies were the Tiffany jewel in the crown.”

Fifty Shades of Grey will hit theaters in 2015 and will star Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan.

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