HBO couldn't pass up the first-ever TV series starring Julia Roberts.
The premium network has landed "Today Will Be Different," an adaptation of writer Maria Semple's novel of the same name. Set over the course of a day, the story follows Roberts's character, Eleanor Flood, as she attempts to be her best self, only to have life get in the way. Semple is adapting the series herself, having previously worked on shows such as "Arrested Development," "Suddenly Susan," "Beverly Hills, 90210," and more.
The role will be a new challenge for Roberts, whose decades of acting success have come almost exclusively through film roles. Although she has guest starred in TV series in the past, this is her first time starring in one. She'll also executive produce the series, via Red Om Films, along with Semple, and Annapurna Television's Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle.
"Today Will Be Different" is intended to be a limited series, but if it goes well, maybe it will inspire Roberts to snatch up more TV roles in the future.