HOLLYWOOD – Julia Roberts is set to take on her first-ever starring role in a TV series.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Roberts will star in a limited series based on Maria Semple’s novel, “Today Will Be Different, which was published in September. The American actress will star as the book’s main character, Eleanor Flood.
Semple will write the mini-series herself, while Roberts’s own company Red Om Films will produce it. No network for the project has been announced.
Roberts has previously appeared as a guest star in such TV shows as Friends and Law & Order, but this will be her first lead role in a series.
“Today Will Be Different” tells the story of a woman named Eleanor Flood who makes plans to have the best day of her life, but wakes up to find a strange new future unfolding.
Roberts won an Oscar for best actress in 2001 for her role in Erin Brockovich and has also starred in films including Notting Hill, Pretty Woman and Runaway Bride.