Prison-based drama Inside Out is no longer on TEN’s drama slate.
Announced last year at TEN’s 2011 Programming launch the project will not proceed at TEN due to differences over the creative direction between the network and producers Freehand.
But there appears to have been some confusion between the show being commissioned, and being in development. Conceived as a 6 part drama, there was hope it might succeed to a series.
Whilst the thriller was enthusiastically embraced as a ‘reimagining of Prisoner‘, its premise was closer to Bad Girls and Widows. It tells the story of an innocent woman thrown in gaol, who comes to realise getting even is the best revenge.
Programming chief David Mott said last year, “It’s a story in a detention centre about a woman who, wrongly accused, seeks her revenge.
“We’re very excited about it. We’ve looked at Prisoner for some time now and wondered whether it’s time to revive the style of that show.”
The Prisoner links were also alluded to due to Prisoner writer Ian Bradley’s involvement in the project. The late Denise Morgan, who was instrumental on Prisoner scripts, was also part of Inside Out‘s development.
Following Don’t Stop Believing, this becomes the second project from TEN’s 2011 Programming Launch to be subsequently shelved.