Apple has today announced it has given a straight-to-series order for “Lady in the Lake,” a new Apple TV original drama that will co-star Academy Award winners Natalie Portman and Lupita Nyong’o.
“Lady in the Lake” is an adaptation of Laura Lippman’s New York Times best-selling novel of the same name. The limited series takes place in ’60s Baltimore, where an unsolved murder pushes housewife and mother to reinvent her life as an investigative journalist.
The series will be directed by Alma Har’el, who will co-create and co-write the series with Dre Ryan.
In addition to starring, Portman and Nyong’o will serve as executive producers on the series, alongside Portman’s producing partner Sophie Mas. Crazyrose principals Jean-Marc Vallée and Nathan Ross will also serve as executive producers, and Julie Gardner will executive produce for Bad Wolf America.
“Lady in the Lake” marks Natalie Portman’s first foray into television, as well as Alma Har’el’s first television project. Har’el’s most recent film, “Honey Boy,” won her the Sundance 2019 Special Jury Directing Award for Craft and Vision.
“Lady in the Lake” will debut exclusively on Apple TV+ at an unannounced date.