HBO is developing the first TV series starring Julia Roberts, an Academy Award winner for her starring role in “Erin Brockovich” in 2000.
Variety reports that the pay cabler has landed “Today Will Be Different,” based on the book of the same name by Maria Semple. The Annapurna Television production is being developed as a limited series.
In addition to starring as Eleanor Flood, Roberts is an executive producer on the project. Roberts has worked with HBO before, earning a Primetime Emmy nomination for her supporting role as Dr. Emma Brookner in the 2014 TV movie “The Normal Heart.”
For the most part, Roberts’ TV work has consisted of guest appearances, including an Emmy-nominated turn as Katrina Ludlow on “Law & Order.” She’s a four-time Oscar nominee and has received eight Golden Globe nominations, winning three Globes (for “Erin Brockovich,” “Pretty Woman” and “Steel Magnolias”).
“Roberts is exec producing through her Red Om Films banner, alongside Semple and Annapurna’s Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle,” Variety notes. Semple is also writing the adaptation.