A few TV series have become newly relevant in the wake of the sexual harassment stories emerging in recent weeks.
One of them, “Good Girls Revolt” on Amazon, had been canceled after its first season in 2016 by then Amazon boss Roy Price (who was axed from Amazon after sexual harassment allegations against him). But now that Price is gone, and the issues on the show — about sexism and inequality in the 1960s magazine business, inspired by Lynn Povich’s book on Newsweek — are so fresh in viewers’ minds, the producers are getting ready to pitch the drama all over again to a few TV outlets, including Amazon.
“Good Girls Revolt,” which stars Anna Camp, Genevieve Angelson, and Hunter Parrish, had been largely forgotten by viewers in the age of Peak TV. But then, as the Harvey Weinstein and the Price scandals unfolded, a grassroots movement kicked up and it started getting social media attention. According to Deadline, the producers began to get calls from outlets newly interested in a possible season 2.
The actors are no longer committed to the show by contract, but on social media they have been expressing interest in returning. Let’s see if the excitement is big enough to get the show back on the air — and enough to give the writing the subtlety and originality it lacked.Matthew Gilbert can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.