So, we just learned that we may be seeing more of Julia Roberts on the small screen, and it’s official: our day is made.
Variety reports that Roberts is in talks to executive produce and star in a new limited series based on the 2018 novel, Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win. Written by Jo Piazza, the story follows a woman who—in the wake of shocking presidential election results—decides to leave her Silicon Valley job, uproot her family, and enter the contentious senate race in her Pennsylvania hometown.
Last year, the timely book was named an “essential political novel” by Salon, and the strong, female-lead role about a woman fighting for her dreams has Roberts written all over it. (Is anyone else getting Erin Brockovich vibes?)
The show would appear on Amazon, the same streaming service that powered Homecoming, the critically lauded psycho thriller that earned the actress a Golden Globe nomination for its first season last year. Based off the podcast of the same name, that show followed Roberts’ Heidi Bergman, a former caseworker who begins to uncover the mystery surrounding “Homecoming,” the live-in facility she once worked at that caters to soldiers transitioning to civilian life.
Homecoming was picked up for a second season, but the star will solely return as an executive producer. Which means she’s free to take on another project…
While we totally miss Roberts in rom-coms (Steel Magnolias, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Pretty Woman) we’d cheer her on in anything she’s a part of. So, if Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win is indeed her latest undertaking, it’s safe to say we’ll be tuning in to every episode.