Fifty Shades of Grey Could Have Been a TV Series

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While readers everywhere wait for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, consider that you might have gotten to see the ongoing story of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele as a continuing TV series. And not a tame network series or even basic cable, but a fully graphic Starz show.

Speaking before the Television Critics Association about the Starz adaptation of the novel series Outlander, CEO Chris Albrecht confirmed that he had pitched Universal the idea of doing Fifty Shades as a series rather than a movie. Ultimately they saw Fifty Shades as a movie, he said, but he offered a venue where the MPAA ratings would not be an issue, and they could have three years to tell the story.

Though the Fifty Shades TV series did not come to be, Albrecht was gracious that he got an at bat to pitch. "I know the people over there and they were really nice to listen to me."

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