Streamer Apple TV+ has given a straight to series order to “Hedy Lamarr,” a new eight-episode limited series from Eneavor Content that was originally in development at Showtime starring and executive produced by Gal Gadot (“Wonder Woman” franchise), and written and executive produced by Sarah Treem (“The Affair,” “House of Cards,” “In Treatment”). Gal Gadot will also play the lead role.
The logline: Hailed as “the most beautiful woman in the world,” Hedy Lamarr was first exalted and iconized, then destroyed and eventually forgotten by American audiences, all the while keeping her brilliant mind active through a series of inventions, one of which became the basis for the spread spectrum technology we use today. The series will follow the incredible life-story of Hollywood glamour girl, spanning 30 years from Hedy’s daring escape from pre-war Vienna; to her meteoric rise in the Golden Age of Hollywood; to her fall and eventual disgrace at the dawn of the Cold War. An epic tale of an immigrant woman both ahead of her time and very much victim to it.
In addition to Gadot and Treem, “Hedy Lamarr” will be executive produced by Emmy and BAFTA Award-winner Warren Littlefield (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) and Katie Robbins (“The Affair”). Gadot and Varsano will produce through their production company, Pilot Wave. Adam Haggiag (“Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story”) and Alexandra Dean (“Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story”) will serve as co-producers, with Hedy Lamarr’s children Anthony Loder and Denise Deluca consulting on the series.