Apple TV+ adds an adaptation of Laura Lipman’s novel “Lady in the Lake”. Variety reports that the new series will star Lupita Nyong’o, and Natalie Portman and will be co-written by Alma Har’el and Dre Ryan. Har’el will also be writing the pilot of and directing the upcoming series.
This month alone, several new titles are ordered for Apple’s all original content video streaming service like ‘Calls’ starring Pedro Pascal and Aubrey Plaza, ‘Dr. Brain’ first Korean webtoon series, ‘In With The Devil‘ starring Ray Liotta, signed a multi-year deal with Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai and others. The service has also renewed season 2 of ‘Dear‘.
Natalie Portman and Lupita Nyong’o will star in new Apple TV+ series ‘Lady in the Lake’
The new thriller series will tell the story of a housewife turned homicide investigator Maddie Schwartz, played by Portman, who will work to untangle the mystery behind an unsolved murder in Baltimore.
The limited series takes place in 1960s Baltimore, where 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.
Natalie Portman won an Academy Award for ‘Black Swan’ in 2011 and Lupita Nyong’o won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in ’12 Years a Slave’.
Variety reports that the series will be produced by Portman, Har’el, and other big wigs of the entertainment industry.
Both Har’el and Ryan will executive produce, as will Portman and Nyong’o. Har’el executive produces along with Christopher Leggett via Zusa, with Portman’s producing partner Sophie Mas also executive producing. Crazyrose’s Jean-Marc Vallée and Nathan Ross will also serve as executive producers, along with Julie Gardner for Bad Wolf America. Lipmman is an executive producer on the project too.
Apple TV+ is available for $4.99 per month on all Apple devices via the Apple TV app. It is also compatible with select third-party TV sets and consoles.