Wednesday, March 10, 2021

AppleTV+ Lands Limited Series 'Lady in the Lake' Starring Natalie Portman and Lupita Nyong'o

AppleTV+ has today given a series order to the original limited series Lady in the Lake starring Academy Award winners Natalie Portman (Black Swan) and Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave).

Set in 1960s Baltimore, an unsolved murder pushes housewife and mother, Maddie Schwartz (Portman), to reinvent her life as an investigative journalist and sets her on a collision course with Cleo Sherwood (Nyong'o), a hard-working woman juggling motherhood, many jobs and a passionate commitment to advancing Baltimore's Black progressive agenda.

Alma Har'el and Dre Ryan developed the series based on the novel by Laura Lippman, with Har'el also set to direct. They will executive produce with Portman, Nyong'o, Lippman, Jean-Marc Vallée, Christopher Leggett, Sophie Mas, Nathan Ross and Julie Gardner. Endeavor Content, Bad Wolf America and Crazyrose will produce.