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Emma Roberts is setting up shop at Hulu.
The actress has signed a first-look TV producing deal with the Disney-run streamer via her Belletrist TV. The deal will focus on adaptations of books, with Belletrist co-founder Karah Preiss serving as executive producer on all projects for the company and director development Matt Matruski producing.
The first project under the deal is Tell Me Lies, based on the 2018 novel by Carola Lovering. It’s in development at Hulu, with Meaghan Oppenheimer (Queen America) adapting the book. Rebelle Media and Refinery29 are also attached to produce.
The book centers on Lucy Albright, who arrives on the campus of her small college, away from her mother whom she’s never forgiven for an act of betrayal in her early teen years. Lucy embraces college life and all it has to offer. But everything changes when she meets Stephen DeMarco, who has a mysterious past of his own. Their addicting entanglement will have consequences they never could have imagined.
Roberts, a regular on FX’s American Horror Story anthology, is coming off The Hunt and will next be seen in Netflix’s feature Holidate. Her credits also include Fox’s Scream Queens and UglyDolls. She is repped by CAA, Sweeney Entertainment and attorney J.R. McGinnis of Felker Toczek.
She joins the likes of Elisabeth Moss (jointly with Touchstone TV and Hulu), former Netflix exec Tara Duncan and The Handmaid’s Tale showrunner Bruce Miller (jointly with MGM TV) in signing deals at Hulu.
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