With the current conversation largely championing TV over the silver screen, it should be no surprise another A-list actor has made the decision to branch out.
Natalie Portman will make her TV debut – outside of Sesame Streetand a voice role on The Simpsons – for We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves; an HBO miniseries adapting the critically acclaimed novel by Karen Joy Fowler, shortlisted in 2014 for the Man Booker prize.
Deadline reports the show will be executive produced by Marta Kauffman, best known as the co-creator of Friends, though she’s also just wrapped production on a third series of the Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin-starring Grace and Frankie.
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves centres around university student Rosemary Cooke (Portman), dealing with the disappearance of her “twin sister” at the age of 5. The show will be penned by Christopher Monger, the Emmy-nominated co-writer of HBO’s Temple Grandin; which landed lead Claire Danes with both a Golden Globe and an Emmy, so things are looking good for Portman in that respect.
The actress is already part of the early awards talk thanks to her role as Jacqueline Kennedy in Pablo Larraín’s Jackie; alongside roles in Terrence Malick’s Weightless and Rebecca Zlotowski’sPlanetarium.
No air date has been announced for the show.