Oscar-winner Meryl Streep is heading to the small screen to star in and produce THE NIX, a limited series from WBTV and JJ Abrams. Abrams produces through his Bad Robot production company and will likely direct a portion of the series.
The project is based on the novel by Nathan Hill and is a generational tale centering on a mother and hippie who gets national press exposure for throwing rocks at a conservative governor on the presidential campaign trail. Before you know it, her estranged son – a professor, aspiring novelist, and general underachiever – seizes an opportunity to get himself out of debt by writing a scathing profile of his estranged mother. The book was published by Knopf.
Streep can currently be seen on the big screen in Florence Foster Jenkins as the titular character. She is currently attached to join Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Mirada in Mary Poppins Returns.
Abrams directed last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens and is an executive producer on the next installment and the upcoming drama Westworld on HBO.
Streep and Abrams are both repped by CAA who also handled the auction for the book.
This news was first reported by Deadline.