Apparently, TV is where it’s at for A-list Hollywood stars as the latest to venture to the small screen is Julia Roberts. According to high up media sources who could not be identified because of their position, she’s set to star in a brand new series that will be based on the novel, Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple.
There has been no network affiliation gauged as of this current date, but this upcoming vehicle looks to be a red-hot commodity. This is due to the fact that Semple worked as a writer and producer on past TV shows such as Suddenly Susan which starred Brooke Shields, and the Ron Howard-backed fan favorite comedy, Arrested Development. Add this to Roberts’ overwhelming star power and you’ll have quite a huge endeavor for the other networks to have to deal with.
The premise of the series is based on what happens to a woman, Eleanor Flood, who finds her life beginning to unravel in one bizarre day. Roberts follows the current path of other major actors that have made their way to the boob tube. This includes Meryl Streep, who will take part in J.J. Abrams’ drama, The Nix, and Julianne Moore and Robert DeNiro, who are set to appear in a mafia series on Amazon from the acclaimed director of American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook, & Joy, David O. Russell.
Annapurna Pictures has bought the rights to film the production, and will also produce it alongside Julia who will executive produce under her Red Om Film banner. Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle and Maria will also executive produce the series.
Speaking in a statement, Maria said: “I’m giddy that Eleanor Flood will be brought to life by Julia Roberts and am elated to collaborate with Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle and the team at Annapurna on this endeavour. This will be a fun ride!”
For Maria, the TV series comes after she recently teamed up with Annapurna for a movie adaptation of her 2012 novel Where’d You Go Bernadette, which will star Cate Blanchett and has Richard Linklater attached to direct.
As of yet, there is no broadcaster attached to Today Will Be Different, and there is currently no scheduled air date.