, a Starz series adapted from Memphis playwright Katori Hall's strip club drama Pussy Valley
, has been ordered to series, Variety reports.
Like the script it's based on, P-Valley
tells the story of a rural Mississippi strip joint, the girls who work there, the customers who visit, and Uncle Clifford, a trans man connected to the club. Hall will serve as showrunner.
Hall who served briefly as artistic director for Memphis' Hattiloo Theatre, was recognized as a writer of note in 2009, when her play, The Mountaintop
, won an Olivier award. She's also the author of Hurt Village
, Hoodoo Love
and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
. Pussy Valley
was originally produced by Mixed Blood theater in Minneapolis in 2015. It has been in development as a Starz series since 2016. A Memphis area talent search was conducted in July.
Variety describes P-Valley
It tells the story of a little-strip-club-that-could and the characters who come through its doors—the hopeful, the lost, the broken, the ballers, the beautiful, and the damned. It will star Brandee Evans as Mercedes and Nicco Annan as Uncle Clifford. Shannon Thornton and J. Alphonse Nicholson will appear as series regulars.