Based on the life, clothing line, and memoir written and published by real life American businesswoman Sophia Amoruso in 2014, Girlboss is all set to make its way to the small screen courtesy of an all new Netflix Original Series. Created and executive produced by Pitch Perfect and 30 Rock royalty Kay Cannon – with the boosted influence of Atomic Blonde star and co-executive producer Charlize Theron, working alongside Cannon and Amoruso behind the scenes – the new show will star Britt Robertson of Tomorrowland fame as the twenty-two-year-old Amoruso; back when the Nasty Gal CEO was just a starving fashionista, selling her own line of vintage clothing on eBay, in the early 2000s.
Given the monetary and cultural success of Amoruso and her Nasty Gal clothing line in the public eye going on some ten plus years now, it should perhaps come as no surprise that the populist entrepreneur would set her sights next on making her life story into a TV show. Furthermore, the supporting cast and crew should have no problem at all when it comes to breathing comedic life into the series going forward, with such small screen royalty filling out the cast like Community alumnus Jim Rash and Breaking Bad mainstay Dean Norris. As for everyone else, the first official trailer for Girlboss paints quite the lurid and entertaining picture of what’s soon to come in the series proper.
In the footage featured above, potential viewers can get their first look at Girlboss, and begin to form their first impressions of Robertson as real life Nasty Gal founder, Sophia Amoruso. Played off like a mix between a straight drama and an off-kilter social satire, series creator Cannon may have found the perfect sweet spot in terms of making the new show appealing to fans of her past work on TV and film. Furthermore, it doesn’t hurt that How to Be Single director Christian Ditter will be helming all thirteen episodes of season one behind the scenes, given his past precedent for telling stories about young women in the 21st century.
Alongside Robertson’s turn as executive-producer and muse Amoruso herself, Girlboss will also feature supporting turns from Johnny Simmons of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World fame and 2 Broke Girls regular Ellie Reed. Having Amoruso working closely alongside series director Ditter and showrunner Cannon should provide the cast and crew with more than enough candid testimony form the show’s subject herself. With any luck, Netflix subscribers will have another worthwhile series to check out when Girlboss premieres online later this month.
Taking obvious inspiration from both Pitch Perfect movies as well as her many hours put into producing 30 Rock, Cannon definitely looks like she has things under control with Girlboss, which could result in another engaging comedy for fans of her past work to sink their teeth into. Robertson also appears to be in top form as the series’ lead actress and predominant subject, bearing enough comedic timing and dramatic presence to pull off the role of Sophia Amoruso with tact and panache. On that note, here’s to hoping for the very best when Girlboss finally makes its way to Netflix users in the coming weeks.
Girlboss premieres on Netflix on April 21, 2017.