TV fans still mourning the loss of Mad Men will definitely want to turn their attentions to Amazon’s new series Good Girls Revolt. The ’60s period piece is set in the bustling newsroom of a major weekly magazine, and it’s based on real events surrounding a landmark anti-discrimination case. Check out the new trailer for Good Girls Revolt below.
Good Girls Revolt was created by Dana Calvo, a TV veteran whose resume includes Netflix’s Narcos, as well as shows such as Franklin & Bash, Covert Affairs, and Greek. The series follows a group of female researchers toiling away at the fictional News of the Week — based on the real-life Newsweek. The setting is as rife with systemic misogyny as the aforementioned Mad Men, with the women working just as hard as their male counterparts, but without any chance of recognition or advancement. Good Girls Revolt follows what happens when they decide that’s not okay.
The show is based on real event, inspired by Lynn Povich’s book of the same name. It chronicled the 1970 class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of Povich and dozens of other female employees, targeting the publication for not allowing women to become reporters. It looks to touch on many of the same themes as the critically acclaimed Mad Men, but with the focus squarely on the plight of career women fighting against rampant misogyny and sexism in the workplace.
Good Girls Revolt stars Anna Camp (Mad Men), Genevieve Angelson (Backstrom), Hunter Parrish (Weeds), Jim Belushi, and Grace Gummer (Mr. Robot) as writer Nora Ephron. Yes, that Nora Ephron, the one who wrote When Harry Met Sally…
Good Girls Revolt is set to premiere on October 28. The first season will run a binge-friendly eight episodes. It’s one of several new Amazon original shows premiering this fall, including Woody Allen’s Crisis in Six Scenes.