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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.