Elisabeth Moss & Kerry Washington To Star In ‘Imperfect Women’ Series Adaptation At Apple From Annie Weisman

Annie Weisman, creator of Apple TV+’s Rose Byrne comedy Physical, is heading back to the streamer with her latest project – a series adaptation of Araminta Hall’s novel Imperfect Women that will star Elisabeth Moss and Kerry Washington.

Weisman will adapt the book, which came out in 2021, as a limited series. The psychological thriller is a co-production between 20th Television and Apple Studios.

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The book tells the story of Nancy Hennessy, who is murdered and leaves behind two best friends, an adoring husband and daughter, and a secret lover whose identity she took to the grave. Nancy was gorgeous, wealthy, and cherished by those who knew her—from the outside, her life was perfect. But as the investigation into her death flounders and her friends Eleanor and Mary wrestle with their grief, dark details surface that reveal how little they knew their friend, each other, and maybe even themselves.

The Handmaid’s Tale star Moss, whose FX series The Veil is launching next month, and Scandal star Washington will also exec produce.

Lindsey McManus will exec produce alongside Moss for Love & Squalor Pictures, which initially optioned the book. Washington will executive produce for Simpson Street alongside Pilar Savone. Araminta Hall will also serve as executive producer, as will Weisman.

Elisabeth Moss called the project a “match made in heaven”. “From the moment I received Araminta’s novel, I couldn’t put it down. It was such an electrifying read; I fell in love with it immediately,” she said. “I’ve admired Kerry and her work as an actor and producer for many years and have been looking for something to work with her on and was so thrilled that she responded to the material when we sent it to her and Pilar at Simpson Street.”

Washington added that she could not have “been more thrilled” to get the call from Moss. “I have been an immense fan of hers – both as a brilliant actor and groundbreaking producer – for years. Elisabeth and Lindsey have impeccable taste, as evidenced by the way they have championed Araminta’s gripping novel, and I can’t think of a better person to bring this project to life on screen than the amazing Annie Weisman. Imperfect Women is exactly the type of exciting, complex, raw storytelling we strive to create at Simpson Street.”

“I’m honored that Apple is once again trusting me to help bring complex, layered female characters to the screen,” added Annie Weisman. “Elisabeth, Kerry, and Araminta are the perfect collaborators to bring these Imperfect Women to life.”

Moss is repped by WME, Ocean Avenue, Ribisi Entertainment Group, Independent Talent Group and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller, Gellman, Meigs & Fox. Washington is repped by CAA, Washington Square Films, and Gretchen Rush. Weisman is repped by WME and Gendler, Kelly & Cunningham. Hall is repped by David Higham Associates, WME and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.

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