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‘Drop Dead Diva’ Reboot: ‘Drop Dead Dave’ In Works At CBS From Josh Berman; Jamie Babbit To Direct


Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva is coming back, well - sorta. Not really.

Drop Dead Diva creator/executive producer Josh Berman is taking a different, gender-related spin on the body-swap genre with Drop Dead Dave, an hourlong series in development at CBS.

In Drop Dead Dave, a shallow, entitled, Gen Z lawyer Dave dies in a freak accident, his soul is transferred into the body of Rita, a successful but complicated Gen X attorney, forcing Dave to live as a woman and navigate an entirely new perspective on life, love and identity.

Drop Dead Diva, which ran on Lifetime for six seasons from 2008-14, followed the story of shallow model Deb, who suddenly dies in an accident only to find her soul resurfacing in the body of a brilliant, plus-sized attorney, Jane (Brooke Elliot).

While Drop Dead Diva focused on deconstructing the beauty myth and reinforcing body positivity, Drop Dead Dave will tackle sexual politics as well as gender identity in modern times.



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Tags: reboot / remake / revival, television - cbs, who asked for this
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