Julia Roberts Confirmed To Star In Her First Ever TV Series

By Reina Ilagan

Dec 17, 2016 11:36 AM EST

Award-winning actress Julia Roberts, who is known for her acting in numerous films including Pretty Woman, Notting Hill, Erin Brockovich, Runaway Bride, and Closer, has signed on to star in the small screen for the first time in her career. Although she has previously appeared as a guest in TV shows, this will be her first time to take the lead role.

The limited TV series, which is based on the best-selling book "Today Will Be Different," will be shopped around in early 2017. The network where the series will be shown is yet to be confirmed.

The TV adaptation will be written by the book's author, Maria Semple.

"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!" said Maria Semple in a statement.

Julia Roberts will serve as the show's executive producer through her company Red Om Films, along with Semple, Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle of Annapurna Pictures.

The series will be the first TV project under the new television initiative of Ellison's Annapurna Pictures. However, this is not the first time for Semple and Annapurna to work together. The film adaptation of Semple's novel "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?" starring Cate Blanchett will also be produced by the company.

Annapurna Pictures is the company behind Spike Jonze's "Her" as well as the animated hit "Sausage Party."

This project marks the latest addition to film A-listers heading to the small screen. Roberts joins Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Robert De Niro, Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Dwayne Johnson, Halle Berry, Jonah Hill and Emma Stone in the jump over to television.

Semple has also previously written for TV on shows like "Arrested Development," "Mad About You," and "Suddenly Susan."

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