Julia Roberts Series ‘Today Will Be Different’ Heads to HBO

Adaptation of Maria Semple’s novel marks actress’ first TV series

Last Updated: June 1, 2017 @ 10:43 AM

The Julia Roberts limited series “Today Will Be Different,” based on the book from Maria Semple, has landed at HBO.

The limited series will show a day in the life of Eleanor Flood, who had ambitions to wake up and have the best day of her life, but is forced to abandon those plays when she finds a strange, new future unfolding.

The project, which marks Roberts first TV series, hails from Annapurna Television. Semple, who previously teamed with Annapurna for a film adaptation of her 2012 book “Where’d You Go Bernadette?” will write the adaptation.

Roberts will also serve as producer on the series through her Red Om Films production company, alongside executive producers Semple, as well as Annapurna’s Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle.

“I’m giddy that Eleanor Flood will be brought to life by Julia Roberts and am elated to collaborate with Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle and the team at Annapurna on this endeavor. This will be a fun ride!” said Semple in a statement when the project was first announced.

Semple is repped by UTA in all areas outside of publishing which is represented by Anna Stein of ICM Partners. Julia Roberts is repped by CAA.