Amazon has ordered to series a trio of shows about women: a semi-autobiographical dark comedy starring comedian Tig Notaro, a Zelda Fitzgerald bio-series with Christina Ricci in the lead and a period drama based on true events about female researchers at a new magazine who band together to fight for gender equality.
Notaro will executive produce, co-write and star in “One Mississippi.” The comedy, based on Notaro’s own experiences, follows a woman in the immediate aftermath of life-threatening health problems who returns to her hometown in the wake of her mother’s unexpected death. Nicole Holofcener (“Enough Said,” “Orange is the New Black”) directed the pilot. Diablo Cody (“United States of Tara,” “Juno”) will also EP.
“Z: The Beginning of Everything” centers on Zelda Fitzgerald (Christina Ricci), the talented novelist and socialite best known for her dysfunctional, tumultuous marriage with “The Great Gatsby” author F. Scott Fitzgerald. This account of Zelda’s life begins before her fateful meeting with Fitzgerald (who was un-published at the time), though the half-hour series will portray their love affair and marriage. Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yokin (both formerly of “The Killing”) penned the script. Ricci, Pam Koffler and Christine Vachon (“Carol”) will serve as executive producers.
“Good Girls Revolt” is a newsroom series set in 1969. The plot is inspired by Lynn Povich’s book “The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace” and focuses on women who ask for fair, equal treatment in the workplace — a more-than-reasonable request which leads to personal strife and sex-discrimination cases. Joy Bryant (“Parenthood”) will portray civil rights activist Eleanor Holmes Norton and Grace Gummer (“Extant”) will play writer Nora Ephron. The pilot was written by Dana Calvo (“Narcos”) and directed by Liza Johnson (“Hateship Loveship”).
[via The Hollywood Reporter]