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Hallmark hands eight-episode order to The Chicken Sisters adaptation

Hallmark has ordered a series adaptation of KJ Dell’Antonia’s novel The Chicken Sisters, created for television by showrunner and executive producer Annie Mebane (Shrinking, Atypical).

Lisa Hamilton Daly

The eight-episode family drama is being produced by Fox Entertainment’s MarVista Entertainment in association with Lighthouse Pictures and Busy B Entertainment.

Set in the fictional town of Merinac, the story follows a generations-old rift between dueling fried chicken restaurants that has left the founders’ families fractured and the locals taking sides. When a popular cooking competition show comes to town, tensions are reignited and secrets come to light.

It stars Schuyler Fisk (Sam & Kate), Genevieve Angelson (Handmaids Tale), Lea Thompson (Switched at Birth) and Wendie Malick (Young Sheldon).

Annie Mebane, Bradley Gardner, Larry Grimaldi, Ani Kevork, Hannah Pillemer, Fernando Szew, Shawn Williamson and Jamie Goehring are executive producers, with Fox Entertainment Global handling international distribution.

“Annie Mebane blew us away with her vision for The Chicken Sisters – her unique spin and enthusiasm for this fried chicken feud had us excited from day one,” said Lisa Hamilton Daly, executive VP, programming at Hallmark Media.

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