Aisha Porter-Christie '13 Adapts New TV Series for NBCU's Peacock
Alumna Aisha Porter-Christie '13will adapt Margaret Peterson Haddix’s young adult novel, Running Out of Time, for NBCU streamer, Peacock.
September 29, 2022
Alumna Aisha Porter-Christie '13 will adapt Margaret Peterson Haddix’s young adult novel, Running Out of Time, for NBCU streamer, Peacock.
The forthcoming series, entitled Clifton, is part of an impressive slate of new projects now emerging from the 2020 overall deal American television producer, writer, and director Julie Plec (Vampire Diaries, Legacies, The Originals) signed with Universal Television. The series will follow 17-year-old Jazzie Smith, who was born and raised in the idyllic, island village of Clifton—a sanctuary for runaway slaves and others who fled the United States at the height of the Civil War. When a mysterious stranger from the mainland washes up on shore, Jazzie learns a truth about the island’s origins that shatters everything she thought she knew to be true.
Plec and Emily Cummins will executive produce the series under Plec’s own production banner, My So-Called Company. Porter-Christie previously worked alongside Plec as a supervising producer on The Girls on the Bus, which recently received a straight-to-series order at HBO Max.
Aisha Porter-Christie is a television writer and producer who has worked across many projects. Her credits include The Girls on the Bus for Netflix (Supervising Producer and Writer), Briarpatch (Producer and Writer), Ransom (Co-Producer and Writer), Shadowhunters (Executive Story Editor and Writer), and more. She made the 2015 Blue List in recognition of her original screenplay, Pretenders. Prior to completing her MFA at Columbia University, Porter-Christie worked in various capacities with companies such as E1 Entertainment, the Planet in Focus Film Festival, and Hot Docs.