Kim signs contract for new TV series starring big stars at Netflix after bidding war

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Kim Kardashian is bringing her talents to Netflix through a buzzy new TV series, reuniting her with another A-list name: Emma Roberts.

Kim and Emma, ​​who co-starred in American Horror Story: Delicate, are teaming up on the streaming giant’s show Calabasas.

Kim Kardashian to star in and executive produce Netflix's 'Calabasas'

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Kim Kardashian to star in and executive produce Netflix’s ‘Calabasas’Credit: Getty
A high school series co-starring Emma Roberts that is said to be in the style of The OC.

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A high school series co-starring Emma Roberts that is said to be in the style of The OC.Credit: FX Networks

“Calabasas” is a TV series in which Kim, 43, serves as executive producer and star.

She will co-star with Emma, ​​Pretty Little Liars creator Marlene King and Tarr’s Alexandra Milchan.

This came after a week-long “competitive bidding war,” officials said. deadline Saturday.

Ultimately, Netflix struck a deal to develop Calabasas for the winning bid.

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Although a release date has not yet been announced, Calabasas is based on the book “If I Lived Here, I Would Be Famous by Now.”

Marlene King wrote the script and will serve as showrunner.

The show depicts the story of a sheltered 16-year-old Catholic girl from the Midwest whose world changes completely when her family moves, and she is forced to transfer to the fast-paced Calabasas High School.

At the protagonist’s new school, “nothing is as it seems, and everyone is trying to be someone else.

“This is a place where dreams come true…but they also come with complications and sometimes unforeseen consequences,” Deadline reports.

Of course, this is a project close to home for Kim, a longtime Calabasas resident who grew up in the area.

The show is said to be “in the vein of The OC and Beverly Hills 90210.”

‘hit? ‘

Fans who reacted to Saturday’s news on social media are seated.

“Looks like it’s going to be a hit,” wrote one X user.

“It would have been funnier if Kourtney was in it,” another joked.

“Calabasas looks like it could be a very interesting project with this lineup!” wrote a third.

Others were more skeptical: “Keep the Kardashians out of movies and TV!”

Booked and busy

This will be the fourth major screen project Kim has sold since the end of the Hollywood strike.

The first three were the feature film The Fifth Wheel, which also starred her and was released on Netflix.

And there’s an untitled thriller coming to Amazon and another show she’s set to star in, a legal drama series on Hulu.

It’s unclear what role Kim will play in Calabasas, or who else will star.

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Kim’s acting resume

Kim famously rose to reality TV fame on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and continues to do so today with Hulu’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

She recently wowed fans with her acting skills when she starred as publicist Siobhan Walsh on FX’s American Horror Story: Delicate, and she lent her voice to two Paw Patrol movies.

She was also a knee-slapping performer on SNL in 2022, winning the hearts of fans with her funny monologues filled with self-conscious jokes.

But while she achieved superstar status, she also had some lesser-known acting jobs.

Just a month before her reality TV era began, Kim played a sexy role in Fall Out Boy’s music video, which also featured a chimpanzee.

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And perhaps most unfortunately, she starred in 2008’s Disaster Movie.

Years later, she confessed on ABC’s game show Big Fun that she was “mortified” after watching the movie, admitting that she couldn’t even watch it.

Netflix reportedly snaps up the show after a week-long bidding war - release date not announced

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Netflix reportedly snaps up the show after a week-long bidding war – release date not announcedCredit: Getty
Kim impressed fans with her acting skills in ``American Horror Story,'' in which she co-starred with Emma in 2023.

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Kim impressed fans with her acting skills in “American Horror Story,” in which she co-starred with Emma in 2023.Credit: FX
Her first acting role was in a Fall Out Boy music video way back in 2007, and she currently has four unannounced projects planned.

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Her first acting role was in a Fall Out Boy music video way back in 2007, and she currently has four unannounced projects planned.Credit: YouTube

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