The Nix TV Series - Meryl Streep

After tackling time travel last year with 11.22.63 and a futuristic theme park populated by advanced androids in Westworld next month, director/producer J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot production banner are venturing into different territory for their next television project.

Warner Bros. Television has just closed a deal for J.J. Abrams to direct and produce a television adaptation of Nathan Hill‘s multi-generational story The Nix. The novel follows a woman who gets national media attention for throwing rocks at a conservative governor on the presidential campaign trail and her estranged son who uses her sudden controversial fame to advance his career by smearing her profile. Making this series sound even more interesting is that it will have Meryl Streep making a leap to TV in the lead role.

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