Exclusive: Netflix Developing Rom-Com with Superheroes ‘Omega Girl Falls in Love’

Collider | 5/21/2019 | Jeff Sneider
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If there’s one genre that has worked for Netflix — outside of serial killers, of course — it’s the romantic comedy. The genre has developed a loyal fanbase over at the streaming service, which made waves last year with its so-called Summer of Love, featuring films such as Set It Up, The Kissing Booth and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Now, Collider has exclusively learned of another rom-com in the works at Netflix — and this one involves superheroes.

Netflix has acquired the original screenplay Omega Girl Falls in Love from top comedy scribe Tim Dowling, who wrote the script on spec. Sources say it’s a romantic comedy set in a world where superheroes exist, so the story features a fair amount of action. They also say that Netflix sees the project as their big-budget rom-com after having success with smaller ones, indicating that the streaming service will aim high in terms of casting. Of course, the next step will be finding a director who can strike the right balance between romance, comedy and superhero thrills.

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