“Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband Daniel Palladino are developing a drama series about female abstract artists in the 20th century for Amazon Studios, TheWrap has learned.
The tech giant has optioned the rights to Mary Gabriel’s 2018 book “Ninth Street Women” for the Palladinos to develop as the couple’s latest project under their overall deal with the studio, which they renewed in February.
Here’s the official description for the novel, a New York Times Critics’ Top Book of 2018: Set amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times, “Ninth Street Women” is the impassioned, wild, sometimes tragic, always exhilarating chronicle of five women, Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler, who dared to enter the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting — not as muses but as artists. These women changed American art and society, tearing up the prevailing social code and replacing it with a doctrine of liberation.
Gabriel, a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist for “Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution,” will be a consulting producer on the project. Gabriel’s previous works include “Notorious Victoria: The Life of Victoria Woodhull,” “Uncensored” and “The Art of Acquiring: A Portrait of Etta and Claribel Cone.”
In February, Amazon Studios renewed its overall deal with the Palladinos, who created the Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-winning “Maisel” for Amazon’s Prime Video. Under the pact, the couple will continue to develop Amazon Studios projects that will premiere exclusively on Prime Video.
The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.