NBC's Playboy pilot to focus on 1960s bunnies
Story by Jack Foley
A NEW series based on the lives of a group of Playboy bunnies has received a pilot order by NBC in America.
The hour-long pilot, entitled Playboy, will be set in the frisky world of ’60s Playboy clubs and will focus on a group of women working as bunnies in the Chicago club.
According to Variety, it will use this as a jumping-off point to explore America’s changing attitudes and the coming sexual revolution.
The pilot is based on a script by Chad Hodge, of Tru Calling fame.
Playboy is the latest TV drama to revisit the ’60s in the wake of the success of Mad Men. Another, Magic City, was recently given a 10-episode order by Starz.
That show is set in 1960s Miami, while ABC is developing Pan Am, a new drama centering on the airline’s wild crew in the same decade.
For Playboy, however, the new show couldn’t come at a better time as the real-life Playboy Enterprises begins to revive the Playboy Club franchise around the globe.
Playboy hopes to open around 20 clubs in the next few years, including locations in London and Cancun, Mexico.
The original clubs became famous for their staff of women dressed in bunny outfits and once numbered 22 around the world.