While the big-screen reboot of Barbarella is extinct, it appears we’ll get a new version of the cult classic on our TV screens.
Producer Martha de Laurentiis is producing a TV version of the film along with with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn, who will direct the pilot. It’s being financed by Gaumont International Television. They’re also behind the upcoming Hannibal series.
Robert Rodriguez was trying to get a remake off the ground for years, with Rose McGowan playing Barbarella — an intergalactic adventurer who found herself embroiled in sexual escapades all too often. For all its randiness, Barbarella was seen as a feminist hero; as Refn calls her, “one of the ultimate counter-culture characters.”
No word yet on where the series could land or who will take on the iconic role.