Robin Williams’ Daughter to Develop New Series on BDSM for Gunpowder & Sky

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Gunpowder & Sky has partnered with Zelda Williams to develop her short film “Shrimp,” which premiered this year at the Tribeca TV Festival, into a weekly half-hour series.

Written, directed, produced by and starring Williams, who is Robin Williams’ daughter, the show will chronicle the lives of people who work and play in a Los Angeles bondage discipline sadism and masochism (BDSM) dens. The series will also star Conor Leslie (“The Man in the High Castle”), Paulina Singer (“Dead of Summer”), Frances Fisher (“The Edge of Night”), Jake Abel (“Supernatural”), Jacob Zachar (“Greek”), and Danielle Campbell (“StarStruck”).

“We were really drawn to ‘Shrimp’ because Zelda was able to take a generally taboo topic, turn it on its head and tap into the day-to-day happenings of the dominatrix community and tell their story in an authentic way,” said Van Toffler, CEO of Gunpowder & Sky. “At Gunpowder & Sky, we’re constantly looking for ways to support new filmmakers who push the envelope to tell great stories, and we are particularly proud of this strong female-driven story that Zelda unleashes to the world.”

“When I embarked on creating Shrimp a couple years ago, I never could’ve imagined where this journey would take me, or the wonderful people I’d come to know along the way,” said Williams. “I’m truly ecstatic to have the opportunity to shine a more positive, honest light on this community than [sic] has previously been afforded it by Hollywood, especially as their mastery of consent is something I think many people right now could learn from. This project has been a labor of love to bring to the screen ever since I shadowed in a den to write it, and I’m so excited to partner with Gunpowder & Sky to expand on this universe and hopefully bring it to life!”

This announcement follows the news of Gunpowder & Sky acquiring the domestic rights to Alex Ross Perry’s, “Her Smell,” starring Elisabeth Moss.

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