What was little known in her lifetime was that she also co-invented the wireless technology that formed the basis for Bluetooth and similar advancements.
"The life of Hedy Lamarr was a truly fascinating one. She stood at the forefront of many issues that challenge women and our society today," Jana Winograde, Showtime’s Co-President of Entertainment, said in a statement. "In Gal Gadot, we have found the transcendent actress to portray the deeply complex Lamarr."
The as-yet-untitled series is from "The Affair" creator Sarah Treem, who will executive-produce alongside Gadot, Warren Littlefield ("The Handmaid’s Tale," "Fargo:), Katie Robbins ("The Last Tycoon") and Jaron Varsano ("My Dearest Fidel.")
Gadot reprises her role as Diana Prince in "Wonder Woman 1984," which is out June 5, 2020.