Warner Bros. Television has closed a deal for J.J. Abrams to direct and produce a limited series television adaptation of Nathan Hill‘s multi-generational story “The Nix” headlined by three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep. The novel follows a woman who gets national media attention for throwing rocks at a conservative governor on the presidential campaign trail and her estranged son who uses her sudden controversial fame to advance his career by smearing her profile. Streep is also going to produce with J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot production banner, while Abrams will likely direct some of the episodes. There is no word at present what outlet will be airing “The Nix,” which is expected at some point in 2017.
Streep is predicted to snag her 20th Oscar nomination for current “Florence Foster Jenkins,” while Abrams is coming off “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and he is an executive producer on the “Westworld” series for HBO.