The CW Eyes Reese Witherspoon-Produced, Female-Led Great Expectations Update
The network has given a script order to Expectations, an updated series version of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations novel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Reese Witherspoon would be an executive producer on the project, via her Pacific Standard production company.
Dickens’ Victorian coming-of-age tale follows Pip, a poor male orphan whose lot in life is significantly changed when a mysterious benefactor allows him to enjoy a gentleman’s life. Expectations reportedly will tell the story of a provincial girl who has a tough time in modern-day San Francisco until an anonymous donor smooths her path.Follow @kimroots