Julia Roberts has signed on to star in her first-ever TV series.
Variety has confirmed that the Oscar-winning A-lister will star in a limited series, based on Maria Semple’s New York Times best-selling “Today Will Be Different,” which was released this fall. Semple will also pen the script for the TV adaptation of her own book.
“Today Will Be Different” is about a day in the life of Eleanor Flood, played by Roberts. 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.