The Girlboss TV show on Netflix has cast Britt Robertson in the lead role. Robertson starred as Lux Cassidy on the Life Unexpected TV show which was cancelled after two 13-episode seasons on The CW. She went on to play Cassie Blake in The Secret Circle, which was also cancelled by The CW, after one season. Her more recent work has been on features including Tomorrowland, Mother’s Day, and Cake.
Girlboss is a 13 episode comedy inspired by the #Girlboss book, by Sophia Amoruso. Amoruso founded the Nasty Gal fashion retail company. Robertson has been cast as Sophia whose passion for selling vintage clothing turns her into an unlikely businesswoman. Expect Girlboss to drop to Netflix in 2017. Creator and showrunner Kay Cannon is executive producing with Charlize Theron, Laverne McKinnon, Director Christian Ditter, and Sophia Amoruso.
Here is the Netflix press release.
07 June 2016
BRITT ROBERTSON STARRING IN NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES GIRLBOSS
13 Half-Hour Episode Comedy will Premiere in 2017
Beverly Hills, Calif., June 7, 2016 — Britt Robertson will star in the Netflix Original Series Girlboss, a 13 episode comedy inspired by the NY Times best-selling book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal. The show will premiere in 2017.
In the series, Robertson portrays Sophia, a rebellious, broke anarchist who refuses to grow up. She stumbles upon her passion of selling vintage clothes online and becomes an unlikely businesswoman. As she builds her retail fashion empire, she realizes the value and the difficulty of being the boss of her own life.
Girlboss is created by and executive produced by Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect 2, 30 Rock), who also serves as showrunner. Charlize Theron (Monster, Young Adult) and Laverne McKinnon, of Denver & Delilah, Christian Ditter (How to Be Single) and Sophia Amoruso will also serve as executive producers. Ditter will also direct the series, that is a Netflix production.
Robertson stars in the STX Peter Chelsom feature The Space Between Us with Asa Butterfield and Gary Oldman (in theaters August 19. 2016). She also stars in the film Mr. Church opposite Eddie Murphy (in theaters September 9, 2016) and the DreamWorks feature A Dog’s Purpose opposite Dennis Quaid and directed by Lasse Hallstrom (in theaters at the end of the year). Last year Britt had two back to back movies in theaters; first the lead in the Nicholas Sparks adaptation of The Longest Ride for Fox 2000, then the Brad Bird Disney feature film Tomorrowland opposite George Clooney.
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What do you think? Have you read #Girlboss? Are you a fan of Robertson? Who else would you like to see in the Girlboss TV series cast?