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Facebook Orders Half-Hour Dramedy From Elizabeth Olsen

Project Was Originally Developed for Showtime

Facebook has given a ten-episode straight-to-series order to an untitled half-hour dramedy previously called “Widow,” starring and executive produced by Elizabeth Olsen.” The series, which will run on streaming platform Facebook Watch, was created and written by Kit Steinkellner (“Z: The Beginning of Everything”), with “Switched at Birth” creator Lizzy Weiss on board as showrunner and James Ponsoldt (“Master of None”) set to executive produce and direct multiple episodes, including the pilot. The show comes from Big Beach TV and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

“Widow,” which was recently developed for Showtime, will tell the tale of a young grieving widow who reconnects with lovers she has had in the past.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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