Aaron Korsh and Rick Muirragui, the duo behind the TV series Suits, are creating a film industry drama for USA titled Paradise Pictures.
The action takes place during the 1940s, the golden age of film, when the big studio system was at its peak. The eventful era was also the eve of massive shake-ups in Hollywood, as television was about to revolutionize entertainment, and the Communist witch hunt would destroy the careers of many high-profile filmmakers. The show centers on a group of ambitious individuals who are determined to get ahead in Tinsel Town just as a new and more challenging chapter in the movie business is about to begin.
USA Senior VP Alex Sepiol talked about the originality of the series, saying, “Set against the backdrop of a dramatic transformation in the entertainment industry, Paradise Pictures delves into a world that has not yet been explored on television. We are pleased to continue our successful relationship with Aaron and Rick, as they use this dynamic time to tackle issues which are still very much a part of modern-day Hollywood.”
Korsh and Muirragui will executive produce the series, with Muirragui writing the script, and Korsh serving as showrunner. The law office dramedy Suits, also on USA, clearly represented the big break that propelled the careers of these two collaborators. Prior to that series, Muirragui occasionally wrote for Charmed and Men of a Certain Age, and Korsh worked on the production staff of Ray Romano’s Everybody Loves Raymond.