There’s good news for the collaboration between Lauren Graham and Ellen DeGeneres’ company A Very Good Production now that the CW has announced it plans to develop the adaptation of Graham’s novel Someday, Someday Maybe into an hour-long drama, Deadline reported.
Someday, Someday, Maybe, published April 30, is about young New Yorker Franny Banks, who’s in the last six months of her three-year plan to make it as an actress. It made the New York Times best-seller list, and a Washington Post reviewer called it “heartfelt, hilarious and, hopefully, just the first example of what [Graham] can do with the written word.” Set in the mid-1990s, it reflects to some degree Graham’s experiences before she achieved fame with such projects as Gilmore Girls, Bad Santa, and Parenthood, but she has said it is not autobiographical.
Graham and her pal DeGeneres will both be executive producers on the series, along with Jeff Kleeman from DeGeneres’s company. Graham will also write the script.
The news broke in June that DeGeneres and Graham planned to work together to bring the novel to series.