Meg Ryan is set to return to the small screen after 30 years with Picture Paris. It will be aired on cable network Epix. The series, written and directed by Brad Hall is based on the movie of the same title.
The series is a comedy coming from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Entertainment One. It has been put in fast-track development for a straight-to-series order by Epix.
Meg Ryan in Television After 30 years
The Sleepless in Seattle star has made guest appearances on Lisa Kudrow’s Web Therapy earlier. But in Picture Paris she has bagged the role of a series regular after more than 30 years.
The series is based on the 2011 short film Picture Paris, which was also written and directed by Hall. The film starred Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hall’s wife, in the lead role. The film follows suburban empty-nesters, whose dream trip to Paris doesn’t turn out the way they had expected.
The series will mark the return of Ryan to the small screen, who has not been a series regular since the 1985 ABC Western Wildside.
Picture Paris short film aired on HBO and the topped the iTunes charts. The series will also mark a Hall-Kaplan reunion. Kaplan represented Hall as an agent at the WMA years back.
The Kapital Entertainment is also behind Sarah Jessica Parker starrer comedy series Divorce on HBO. Netflix’s upcoming comedy Santa Clarita Diet, starring Drew Barrymore, and a Chicago drama on Showtime are also being produced by the company.
Meg Ryan is Not the Only One to Appear on the Small Screen
It appears that Meg Ryan is not the only Hollywood bigshot who will be seen on the small screen. Julia Roberts has also signed her first ever TV series. Meryl Streep, Robert DeNiro, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, and Jonah Hill are also taking a leap into the television, the Variety reported.
With Graves starring Nick Nolte, Berlin Station, Get Shorty, and now Picture Paris, Epix continues its journey in scripted programming.