It looks like Julia Roberts is joining the group of A-list actors who’ve decided to transition to the small screen. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the famous actress will be starring in a TV show based on the New York Times best-selling novel “Today Will Be Different,” written by Maria Semple.
It was also confirmed that Semple herself will write the script for the TV adaptation of her book. Apart from starring, Julia will also serve as the executive produced of the TV show, along with Sue Naegle, Maria Semple, and Megan Ellison.
The TV show is about a day in the life of a woman named Eleanor Flood, who is played by Julia. Eleanor is woman who’s admittedly a mess, but one day, she decides to tackle everything that she has been neglecting. The whole series takes place over the course of that single day. It is described as being a hilarious and heart-filled story.
In a statement, Maria Semple noted that “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 endeavor. This will be a fun ride!”
There are currently no networks attached to this project. The show will be shopped around at the beginning of 2017. The TV series is expected to get released in fall of the next year.