Julie Anne Robinson is set to direct and produce a Little Women limited series on ABC.
Natascha McElhorne will star in the series, taking on a modern role of Louisa May Alcott’s class novel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
From ABC Signature, ABC Studio’s boutique division, the series will follow the four sisters. It will be a slight mashup between a coming of age miniseries against the backdrop of a military scandal, as their family loses their money and social position. The family in turn finds themselves at opposite ends with the conservative and traditional society in which they live, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
McElhorne has played a crowd favorite on Californication, and will now star and produce the Little Women adaption. However, this certainly is not the first time this book has been taken to the big screen or small screen. More specifically, the most recent adaption was back in 1994 starring Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Kirsten Dunst, and Christian Bale.
Robinson has quite a few side projects for the year, as she is also collaborating with Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers’ Shondaland banner for drama The Long Game at ABC as well as with Amblin TV for No Angels, according to The Hollywood Reporter.