After directing numerous episodes of primetime television, GENERAL HOSPITAL alum Kimberly McCullough (ex-Robin) is now attached to helm her first feature film! “Wayward Girls!” she enthused on Instagram when the news broke. “Excited about this one!”
Deadline is reporting that McCullough is slated to direct the upcoming live-action movie Wayward Girls, a coming-of-age dramedy scripted by Kristin Belka Maier, who has written for the sitcom IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA.
The movie is part of a slate of new projects from children’s programming vet Nancy Kanter, who is re-launching her production company, Available Light Productions, following the end of her three-year deal with Netflix. Before working with Netflix, Canter was at Disney for two decades and was responsible for franchises like DOC MCSTUFFINS, SOFIA THE FIRST, and MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE. She was also involved in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES, where McCullough was a producer and also directed many episodes of the Disney+ show.
McCullough got her big break when she was cast as Robin Scorpio on GH back in 1985, and viewers watched the little girl grow up into an adult on screen over the years as she came and went from the soap. In between visits to Port Charles, McCullough appeared in primetime series like ONCE AND AGAIN and JOAN OF ARCADIA as well as the movie Legally Blonde.
In recent years, the Emmy Award-winning actress has moved behind the scenes, directing episodes of series like PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, FULLER HOUSE, THE CONNERS, ONE DAY AT A TIME, FANTASY ISLAND, and NEON.
Wayward Girls is still in pre-production so not much more is known about the movie at this time, but keep checking back here at SoapsInDepth.com for future updates on McCullough’s newest project!
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