Acclaimed film actress Meryl Streep will star in a new TV series. The actress, a three-time Oscar winner for “Kramer vs. Kramer,” “Sophie’s Choice” and “The Iron Lady,” is putting the finishing touches on a deal with Warner Bros. Television for an adaptation of the novel “The Nix,” Deadline.com reports.
Streep will star in and produce the limited series with J.J. Abrams and his banner Bad Robot, with Abrams set to direct at least some of the episodes, Deadline reports.
“The bestselling first novel by Nathan Hill is a sprawling generational tale that focuses on a hippie-era mother who gets national press exposure for throwing rocks at a conservative governor on the presidential campaign trail,” Deadline notes. “Before you know it, her estranged son — a professor, aspiring novelist and general underachiever — seizes an opportunity to get himself out of debt by writing a scathing profile of his estranged mother.”
Streep is no stranger to television. She has already won two Primetime Emmys, for “Holocaust” in 1978 and “Angels in America” in 2004.