Today Will Be Different: Julia Roberts TV Series to HBO

HBO acquired Julia Roberts’ TV series Today Will Be Different.

The hot project was first announced late last year and then shopped around in to streaming and cable networks, before landing at HBO.

Today Will Be Different is based on the book of the same name from author Maria Semple who is also penning the TV adaptation. Annapurna Television is producing.

The series marks the first-ever TV show for Roberts, who will also serve as an executive producer. The project is also a homecoming for Roberts at HBO, after she starred in the network’s television movie, “The Normal Heart.” Best known for her iconic roles in films like “Pretty Woman” and “Erin Brokovich,” Roberts’ TV credits only include guest roles before she catapulted into A-list territory, becoming one of the greatest movie stars of all time.

Roberts is exec producing through her Red Om Films banner, alongside Semple and Annapurna’s Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle.

For Annapurna, the limited series is the latest collaboration with Semple, whose novel “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” is being adapted by the company in a film starring Cate Blanchett and directed by Richard Linklater.