Meryl Streep Is Heading for the Small Screen

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The Oscar-winning actress will reportedly star in a TV series based on the novel The Nix.
Meryl Streep
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Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, who can currently be seen as an off-key diva in the new film Florence Foster Jenkins, is in negotiations with Warner Bros. Television for a limited series based on the acclaimed novel The Nix, according to

The Oscar-winning actress will also produce, along with JJ Abrams and his Bad Robot. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lost) is expected to direct a few of the episodes, although no timeline for this series has been reported.

Nathan Hill's novel is described by the industry website as a “sprawling generational tale that focuses on a hippie-era mother 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.”

Streep's Broadway credits include Trelawny of “The Wells,” A Memory of Two Mondays/27 Wagons Full of Cotton, Secret Service, The Cherry Orchard and Happy End.

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