Julia Roberts TV Series Today Will Be Different

Julia Roberts to Star in TV Adaptation of Today Will Be Different

The small screen just landed one of the biggest movie stars in the world.

Julia Roberts has signed on to star in a TV adaptation of Maria Semple’s book Today Will Be Different. (The Hollywood Reporter first had the news.) The Oscar winner will play Eleanor Ford, a woman who wakes up expecting to live the best day of her life, but has to temper those expectations when strange events intervene. Semple will write the adaptation herself; Roberts will also be a producer on the limited series.

We should note that no network has signed on yet to air Today Will Be Different, but a bidding war is sure to ensue. Roberts is just the latest big-screen star to take a swing at TV: Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon will headline HBO’s Big Little Lies in February; Amazon is developing a Mafia drama starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore; and Meryl Streep is set to star in a TV drama from J.J. Abrams.

Will you tune in to see Julia Roberts on TV? (And book readers: Is this a good role for her?) Hit the comments and share your thoughts.

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  1. Raul J says:

    It’s so nice to see her get a chance to headline a series so many years after she was turned down for “All My Children”.

  2. DJ Doena says:

    Never heard of the book and just read a few Amazon and GoodReads reviews and they appear to be underwhelming, giving it a 3 to 3.5 out of 5 stars on average and rarely a glowing review. Hope Julia knows what she’s doing.

  3. kirads09 says:

    I think it sounds good and I will give it a chance. Julia has a way of bringing things to life. That megawatt smile hasn’t dimmed.

  4. Bartimeus says:

    The book sounds appropriate for a movie but sounds like a pretty boring show. Of course I’ll have to wait and see a trailer at least, but I love that so many huge movie stars are doing TV projects.