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Lisa Taddeo’s best-selling novel ‘Three Women’ is being adapted into a television series

Three Women series

By now, most (if not all of us), would be familiar with Lisa Taddeo's best-selling novel Three Women. The debut, non-fiction novel from the now highly-celebrated author could be seen carried in the tote bags of city siders; sitting pretty on bedside tables and made regular appearances during the spring of 2019 at parks and beaches across the world. As with most successful and covetable books; it was only a matter of when not if the tale would see its time on the big screen. That time has finally come, and we have confirmation that Three Women is being adapted into a television series.

Late last week, it was confirmed that Showtime would be taking the reins to bring this intimate story to life. Although the details are still scarce, Big Little Lies' Shailene Woodley has signed on to star in the upcoming series, and Taddeo is remaining on executive producer. So, we already know this is going to be good.

If you're not yet familiar with Three Women, or like us, are hanging to find out more about the series; we're sharing everything we know so far, below.

What is Three Women about?

For the uninitiated, Three Women is an intimate and oftentimes challenging portrayal of American female desire; following three women seperate women who are on a crash course to radically overturn their lives. As per the official synopsis, the story focuses on:

"Lina, a young mother in suburban Indiana whose marriage has lost its passion, reconnects with an old flame through social media and embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming. Maggie, a seventeen-year-old high school student in North Dakota, allegedly engages in a relationship with her married English teacher; the ensuing criminal trial turns their quiet community upside down. Sloane, a successful restaurant owner in an exclusive enclave of the Northeast, is happily married to a man who likes to watch her have sex with other men and women."

It's fair to say that if you haven't read the book, you're in for a wild and tumultuous ride.

Who has been signed on for the series?

As we already know, Woodley has been confirmed to star in the upcoming series; but she won't be portraying Lina, Maggie or Sloane. Instead, Woodley will be taking on the role of Gia; a writer grieving the loss of her family who persuades each woman to tell her story. As Taddeo has mentioned before, she sees Gia very much as an extension of herself. It took the author a decade to research, report and write the novel; bringing to light the true story of three American women who suffered private and/or public backlash for their sexual desires.

Joining Woodley, is Lola Kirke who has been cast as Sloane's best friend Jenny - the only female she's ever been close to. Saddled with the role of Richard, Sloane's husband, is Blair Underwood, who you may remember as the perfect Dr. Robert from Sex and the City. 

When is the Three Women series expected to hit our screens?

Although we are yet to find out when Three Women will premiere; we do know that the project was given a straight-to-series order and is set to begin filming in the next few months. Stay tuned for more details to come.

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