Capitalizing on the post-Olympics popularity of women’s beach volleyball, Frozen Pictures is developing two new shows that take place in the world of spikes, sand and small bikinis.
Dane Selznick, coach of Athens gold medallists Misty May and Kerri Walsh, will team with Frozen principles Brett Hudson and Burt Kearns on one unscripted show and a one-hour drama.
The 13-episode reality series will feature 16 girls living together in Manhattan Beach, Ca. and competing in challenges to ultimately select two women to be trained to possibly compete together on the professional beach volleyball circuit.
“The focus will go far beyond the action on the sand,” Hearns tells The Hollywood Reporter. “It will focus on the beach volleyball culture and the women who seek it out, what drives them to it and how they are able to survive in a sport that offers great glory, but not a lot of financial rewards sometimes.”
Selznick will serve as a consultant on “Manhattan Beach,” a scripted drama that looks at the beach volleyball culture.
Frozen in currently shopping the projects to the usual broadcast and cable entities.
Hudson starred with brothers Mark and Bill in “The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show,” while Kearns got his start on “A Current Affair” and “Hard Copy.” Frozen Pictures worked with Selznick on the upcoming volleyball film “Cloud 9,” which stars Burt Reynolds and Gabrielle Reece.