Elizabeth Olsen (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Wind River”) is set to star in and executive produce an untitled half-hour female-driven dramedy for Facebook’s new streaming platform Facebook Watch. The project, originally set up at Showtime, has been given a ten-episode straight-to-series order.
Playwright Kit Steinkellner (“Z: The Beginning of Everything”) created the series which has “Switched at Birth” creator Lizzy Weiss as showrunner and “Master of None” producer James Ponsoldt both executive producing and directing multiple episodes including the pilot.
This is one of the first high-end series ordered by Facebook as the social media juggernaut pushes into the premium original content realm. Olsen plays a young widow dealing with grief while reconnecting with relationships from her past.
Robin Schwartz, Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf will also executive produce with casting now underway.