Julia Roberts Is Doing Her First TV Series, And It's Based On This Book

Just a girl, standing in front of TV fans, asking them to love her.

Nothing proves we’re in the golden age of TV so much as A-list movie stars signing on for small-screen projects.

The latest to jump on the bandwagon is none other than Julia Roberts, who will star in her first TV series, a limited run based on Maria Semple’s newest book, Today Will Be Different. 

Semple, the author of the bestselling Where’d You Go, Bernadette will write the script. (Side note: Bernadette is being adapted into its own feature film starring Cate Blanchett with Richard Linklater directing.)

“Today Will Be Different” will follow one day in the life of Eleanor Flood, who wakes up plotting disciplined activities for herself. She’ll go to yoga. She’ll be calm and kind. She’ll initiate sex with her husband. Unsurprisingly, none of these things go according to plan as her day takes a strange turn.

Producer extraordinaire Megan Ellison’s company Annapurna Pictures (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “Joy,” “American Hustle” and others) has bought the rights and will produce the project. Which network or steaming service it will eventually appear on, however, is unknown.

While Roberts has appeared on TV before ― including “Law & Order” and “Friends” ― and lent her voice to TV specials, the adaptation will be her first series commitment.



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