Amazon Orders ‘The Banker’s Wife’ Adaptation From ‘Homeland’ Vets Meredith Stiehm and Lesli Linka Glatter

TCA 2019: Series is based on Cristina Alger novel

Amazon has ordered an adaptation of “The Banker’s Wife” from “Homeland” alums of Meredith Stiehm and Lesli Linka Glatter.

Stiehm will write the series, while Glatter will direct. The series is based on Cristina Alger’s novel of the same name. The pickup was announced Saturday during the Television Critics Association press tour.

“The Banker’s Wife” is a high-stakes international thriller set in the world of global finance, from Geneva to Paris, London and New York, about two women racing for answers when a mysterious plane crash sets them off on parallel pursuits of truth. As they shine a light on hidden offshore accounts meant to be kept in the dark, the pair will become embedded in the crosshairs of danger within a larger conspiracy of money laundering, powerful politicians and a web of terrorists and criminals, thus transforming their lives forever.

“As soon as we read ‘The Banker’s Wife,’ we knew this would be a series that our Amazon Prime Video customers will love, a fast-paced, compelling story that pulls you in immediately,” Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, said. “We’re thrilled to be working with Meredith and Lesli to bring their vision to the screen.”

“The Banker’s Wife” is from Amazon Studios and Federation Entertainment, with executive producer and writer Stiehm, executive producer and director Lesli Linka Glatter, and executive producers Sherry Marsh of Marsh Entertainment, and Ashley Stern and Pascal Breton.

Marsh is Emmy-nominated as an executive producer on “Pose,” which recently won the Peabody.

“Homeland” is heading into its eighth and final season this fall.