New Oliver Twist Drama Will Be a 'Sexy Take' Featuring a 'Struggling 20-Something Female'

Charles Dickens at the NBC pitch meeting. (Image via Getty)
Charles Dickens at the NBC pitch meeting. (Image via Getty)

NBC is hard at work on a “sexy” new take on Oliver Twist with, get this: A hot chick instead of an adolescent filth waif. “It’ll be like 2 Broke Girls, but if Kat Dennings slept in horse manure instead of a huge Williamsburg loft, and if Beth Behrs were a rat,” the producers shriek, snorting a line off a prostrate Emmy.

The Hollywood Reporter is here with some sparse details:

The drama, which has received a script commitment, is described as a modern take on Dickens’ second novel that was originally published as a serial in the 1830s. Twist’s logline is as follows: A sexy contemporary take on Oliver Twist with a struggling 20-something female (Twist) who finally finds a true sense of family in a strange group of talented outcasts who use their unique skills to take down wealthy criminals.


Some more ideas, while we’re spitballin’:

Notes from Underground, but about trying to date in L.A. (Kate Upton?)

The Road, but about probiotics. (Chris Pine, J. Law, the cheaper Hemsworth)

Rabbit, Run, but about a mom finding her inner freak flag when her husband suddenly leaves her. (Gal Gadot)(breast implants???)

Tender Is the Night, plot left intact but played by kittens (disabled).

Hollywood, you know where to find me.


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But there was a “sexy take” on Oliver Twist just a few years ago. It’s from the producers of The DaVinci Load and BeTwinked.