Lisa Crawford is putting out the word about her new homegrown TV comedy, “Pink Is In”.
Set at the fictional Chatsworth Hamilton Women’s Prison in Hamilton, Ontario, the show focuses on a diverse group of unhinged inmates and the inept administration that runs the place — barely.
At the centre of it all is the woman who really runs the show: prisoner Nikki Picano (Trish Rainone), known to fellow inmates as Top Dog, who makes it her mission to outwit Warden Morgan Dungworth (Ellen-Ray Hennessey), who, as an administrator, more than lives up to her name.
“The show is basically an office comedy that happens to take place in a prison,” says Crawford, who is also writer, producer, director and an actor on the series (she plays Nazrenko, Top Dog’s enforcer).
Unlike other series set in women’s prisons such as “Orange Is the New Black” or “Wentworth”, Crawford says “Pink Is In” is strictly a comedy.