The upcoming Netflix series from Jenji Kohan has just cast its two leads. Maddie Phillips and Anjelica Bette Fellini will headline in Slutty Teenage Bounty Hunters, a Netflix comedy series created by Kathleen Jordan (American Princess). The original series will be executive-produced by Orange is the New Black and Glow’s Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann, falling under their overall deal with Netflix. Maddie Phillips and Anjelica Bette Fellini will star in Slutty Teenage Bounty Hunters as fraternal twin sisters Sterling and Blair Wesley. In supporting roles, Virginia Williams (Fuller House) has been cast as Debbie Wesley and Kadeem Hardison (A Different World) has been cast as Bowser Simmons.
Maddie Phillips made previous appearances on TV shows like Supernatural, Ghost Wars, Van Helsing, and Lucifer. Angelica Bette Fellini appeared on the Fox-Marvel series The Gifted.
The Netflix synopsis for Slutty Teenage Bounty Hunters is below:
After joining forces with a veteran bounty hunter (Hardison), sixteen-year-old fraternal twin sisters Sterling (Phillips) and Blair (Fellini) Wesley dive into the world of bail skipping baddies while still navigating the high stakes of teenage love and sex. Sterling and Blair plan to excel in all aforementioned extracurriculars, despite the watchful eye of their buttoned-up community.
Slutty Teenage Bounty Hunters was created by Kathleen Jordan, who will serve as a co-executive producer alongside showrunner Robert Sudduth. The pilot will be directed by Jesse Peretz.
According to creator Jordan and showrunner Sudduth, “We’re not here to judge, y’all. We’re here to embrace the nuance. This show is really about two young women trying to live their lives by their own rules, haters be damned. We can’t wait for the world to meet Sterling and Blair. And as for the title, Sex Positive Teenage Bounty Hunters didn’t have the same ring.”
Jenji Kohan added, “After spending the last seven years in prison, we were ready to break free and have some serious fun. Kathleen provided a world we were excited to jump into and shake our hips around.”
Slutty Teenage Bounty Hunters will be filmed in Atlanta, where Jordan is from. After Georgia passed the heartbeat bill, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said that Netflix would be rethinking its investment in Georgia. Although the series will proceed with filming in Georgia, the producers plan to make a donation to The Autonomy Fund, a collection of non-profit organizations that support a woman’s right to choose.
Production for the series is slated to begin sometime in July.