'Welcome to Adulthood mother F&$@*%$!' Netflix has a stellar line-up of original programming planned for this year, and April is going to see quite a few new shows hitting the streaming service. One of the most exciting of these incoming series is Girlboss. Today, we get the first trailer, images and a very stylish poster.
Girlboss is inspired by the New York Times best-selling book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal. The series centers on Amoruso (Britt Robertson), who began selling vintage clothes on eBay and, by the age of 27, had built the multi-million dollar fashion empire, Nasty Gal.
Girlboss is created by and executive produced by Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect 1& 2, 30 Rock), who also serves as showrunner. Charlize Theron (Monster, Young Adult), Laverne McKinnon and Beth Kono of Denver & Delilah, Christian Ditter (How to Be Single) and Sophia Amoruso will also serve as executive producers. This is a Netflix production and there will be 13-half hour episodes.
Britt Robertson is no stranger to series television. Her first breakout role was as Samantha Saxton in the short-lived summer drama Swingtown, which debuted back in 2008. She then starred as Lux Cassidy in Life Unexpected, before taking on the role as Cassie Blake in The Secret Circle. She would then go onto star as Angie McAlister in the summer event series Under the Dome on CBS, which ran for 3 seasons, based on the Stephen King novel. Here's what IMDB has to say about the actress' career leading up to her role in Girlboss.
"Brittany Leanna Robertson was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, to Beverly (Hayes) and Ryan Robertson, a restaurateur. She was raised in South Carolina, the oldest of seven children. Her mother's worries about the public school system led to Robertson being home-schooled. She began acting at the Greenville Little Theater in South Carolina, and in her early teens moved to Los Angeles with her grandmother to seek TV and film opportunities. She won roles in various TV projects including Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers (2004). Success continued with appearances in Dan in Real Life (2007), Scream 4 (2011), and the lead roles in two series, Lux in Life Unexpected (2010) and Cassie in The Secret Circle (2011). Britt also starred in the television film Avalon High (2010), opposite Gregg Sulkin, had a supporting role in the Vince Vaughn film Delivery Man (2013), headlined the Nicholas Sparks book adaptation The Longest Ride (2015), opposite Scott Eastwood, and starred with George Clooney in the Brad Bird-directed science fiction adventure Tomorrowland (2015)."
Girlboss also stars Ellie Reed as Annie, Sophia's assistant. The rest of the ensemble includes Alphonso McAuley as Dax and Johnny Simmons as Shane. You can check them all out in action courtesy of Netflix.