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Julia Roberts Ditches Movies to Star in Her First Ever TV Series

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No longer content with her status as an A-list movie star, Julia Roberts has reportedly signed a deal to star in a television series.

The show — an adaptation of author Maria Semple’s New York Times best-selling novel Today Will Be Different — has been slated as a limited series, according to Variety, and will mark the first time Roberts has ever starred in a television show.

In addition to acting, Roberts will also executive produce the series via her Red Om Films banner, along with Sue Naegle, Megan Ellison and Semple.

“I’m giddy that Eleanor Flood will be brought to life by Julia Roberts,” the Where’d You Go, Bernadette author said in a statement, “and am elated to collaborate with Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, and the team at Annapurna on this endeavor. This will be a fun ride!”

Semple will write the script for the onscreen adaptation, which will follow “a day in the life of” Roberts’ character, Eleanor Flood.

From Variety:

The character is admittedly a bit of a mess, as she decides that today is the day to tackle the little things that she has been neglecting. Of course, life gets in the way of success as a fake-sick son, errant husband, and a former colleague with a bomb-dropping memoir derail her modest plan. Taking place over the course of one day, the series is described as a “hilarious, heart-filled story” about reinvention, sisterhood, and how sometimes it takes facing our former selves to truly begin living.

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