“USS Callister” alum Cristin Milioti has been tapped to star in HBO Max’s upcoming series “Made for Love,” the company announced Monday.
The 10-episode series, based on the 2017 novel by Alissa Nutting, centers on Hazel Green (Milioti), a woman on the run after 10 years in a suffocating marriage to an “unstable, needy, possibly sociopathic tech billionaire” who discovers that her husband has implanted a monitoring device in her brain, allowing him to track her, watch her and know her thoughts and feelings as she tries to stay alive.
The project is one of two in the works at HBO Max from “Maniac” creator Patrick Somerville and Paramount Television, where Somerville has an overall deal. He is also set to serve as showrunner on an adaptation of the novel “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel.
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S.J. Clarkson, who most recently directed the “Game of Thrones” prequel pilot for HBO, is attached to direct and executive produce. Nutting, Liza Chasin of 3dot Productions and Dean Bakopoulos are also executive producers.
For Milioti, “Made for Love” follows an appearance on the Amazon romantic comedy anthology “Modern Love” and a starring role in the forthcoming film “Palm Springs” opposite Andy Samberg. Her previous roles include “Black Mirror,” “How I Met Your Mother,” the second season of FX’s “Fargo,” and the Broadway musical adaptation of “Once.”