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Alan Ball, HBO adapting U.K.'s ''Bad Girls''

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(FROM HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) ? Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball is teaming with HBO for a U.S. adaptation of the long-running British prison drama Bad Girls. The show, which ran for eight seasons in the U.K. through 2006, is about the staff and inmates of a women’s prison. Ball won an Oscar for writing American Beauty and recently made his feature directorial debut on Towelhead, which he adapted from Alicia Erian’s novel. (Hollywood Reporter)