Sarma Melngailis is returning to our small screens.
On April 13, Peacock confirmed to E! Information that an upcoming collection, Pure—which follows the unbelievable true story behind Netflix‘s docuseries Dangerous Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives—is in growth.
Primarily based on the Self-importance Truthful article “The Runaway Vegan,” by Allen Salkin, Pure will discover the rise and fall of the connection between Melngailis and Anthony Strangis, “two individuals who fulfilled one another’s wishes to reside in a world that existed exterior of actuality—which finally destroyed them,” in line with the collection description. “A tragic, twisted love story, doomed from the beginning.”
Heather Regnier will write the collection, which is being produced by Lynn Harris and Matti Leshem, with Salkin as a consulting producer.
Salkin’s 2016 article detailed the chronicles of Melngailis’ time as proprietor of NYC vegan restaurant Pure Meals and Wine and her marriage to Strangis. After Strangis satisfied Melngailis that he may make her beloved canine Leon immortal and produce her monetary prosperity, the chef siphoned off $2 million from her companies—which additionally included juice bar One Fortunate Duck—to present to him. The pair have been finally arrested in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., for larceny and fraud in Could 2016.