Mark Gordon (left) is the prolific US producer behind series including Grey’s Anatomy and Ray Donovan whose company Entertainment One recently paid US$132.6 million to acquire.
The Ambassador’s Wife will be the first project out of the independent studio created by eOne and Gordon in the wake of that agreement.
The new show has Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada) attached and the Hollywood star will play the lead role, the wife of an ambassador who becomes embroiled in a Middle Eastern kidnapping case.
No broadcaster is officially on board. Internationally, eOne will sell the series in the wake of its Mark Gordon deal.
“The Ambassador’s Wife is an incredible story that pulls you in immediately and resonates with all of us based on the images and news headlines that are pervasive in our lives today,” said Gordon. “We are so fortunate to have Anne starring in this timely, gripping, and compassionate drama.”