Shelton: Shelton’s Instagram account
Quite the dream team has assembled for a new Hulu project. According to Deadline, director Lynn Shelton
(“Your Sister’s Sister”), “Casual
” Ep/showrunner Liz Tigelaar
, and producers Amy Pascal
(“Molly’s Game”) and Elizabeth Cantillon
”) are collaborating on the single-cam comedy series “La Woman.” The show is inspired by Eve Babitz’s memoirs, which Pascal and Cantillon optioned in 2015.
With the books “Eve’s Hollywood,” “Slow Days, Fast Company,” “Sex and Rage,” and “La Woman” as its source material, Hulu’s “La Woman” will present Babitz’s story as a coming-of-age comedy. Babitz was “the reigning ‘it’ girl of Los Angeles in the late 1960s and early 70s” and “went on to become an author known for her loosely fictional, witty, memoir-style writing about her life as a writer, artist, party girl, and muse” in the ‘70s and ’80s, the source explains.
Created and written by Tigelaar, “La Woman” will be directed by Shelton. Both will exec produce alongside Pascal and Cantillon.
The third season of Tigelaar’s “Casual
” ended in August. A fourth season has yet to be confirmed. Shelton has directed several episodes of the Hulu dramedy. Tigelaar is also working on another project for Hulu: “The Way I Am,” a semi-autobiographical series about singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson
. Tigelaar and Michaelson created the show together.
Shelton’s recent directing credits include episodes of afterlife comedy “The Good Place
,” dark rom-com “Love
,” and women’s wrestling comedy “Glow
,” as well as the Marc Maron
comedy special “Too Real.” Her latest feature, “Outside In
,” recently debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and secured distribution from The Orchard. It centers on the relationship between an ex-con (Jay Duplass
) and his former teacher (Edie Falco
Next on Pascal and Cantillon’s docket is “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” starring “The Crown
’s” Claire Foy
. The film is based on David Lagercrantz
’s Lisbeth Salander novel. Lisbeth, created and made famous by Stieg Larsson
, is a hacker and rape survivor who teams up with journalist Mikael Blomqvist to solve crimes. Currently in pre-production, “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” is scheduled to open October 19, 2018.Lynn Shelton
, Liz Tigelaar
, Amy Pascal
, & Elizabeth Cantillon
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