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FOX Orders New TV Show Based on College Sexual Assault

FOX Orders New TV Show Based on College Sexual Assault

Pushing a narrative?

To be clear, this is the FOX entertainment division, not FOX News. These are the same folks that bring us Family Guy, so there should be no surprise.

Entertainment Weekly reports:

Fox orders college sexual assault drama from This Is Us team

Fox has picked up two new drama pilots, one of which is focused on a subject not usually explored by a primetime broadcast show: college sexual assault.

In Controversy, the Junior Counsel of a prestigious Illinois university must deal with “an out-of-control scandal when a young co-ed accuses several star football players of sexual assault. From the football coaches and boosters who wield outsize influence, to a university administration under siege, the series explores the type of high-profile controversy all-too familiar on today’s college campuses, as well as the corrosive, dangerous nature of institutional power.”

The show is from writer Sheldon Turner (X-Men: First Class; The Longest Yard remake) and executive producers and directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (This Is Us) along with executive producers Judy Smith, Jennifer Klein and Charlie Gogolak.

Fox also ordered another pilot titled The Resident. This is a medical drama that’s way more generic sounding.


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Will this show be about assaults that occurred, fake assaults that never occurred, the violation of the accused to have his rights enforced, or the hysteria associated with consensual sex suddenly becoming sexual assault many years after the fact?