Apple TV acquires Gal Gadot-led Hedy Lamarr series
After initially being set up at Showtime, the upcoming limited series centered on actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr starring Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman 1984) has moved to Apple TV+ with a straight-to-series order of eight episodes, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The limited series was originally set to run on Showtime and has been in the works for nearly two years now, but after the cable network failed to give it a proper series order, the tech giant’s new streaming service acquired the project. The concept for the series stemmed from Gadot and her husband and producing partner Jason Varsano, who will executive produce via their banner Pilot Wave, alongside showrunner Sarah Treem (The Affair), Warren Littlefield (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Katie Robbins (The Last Tycoon).
Austrian-born Hedy Lamarr was a popular actress in the 1940s, starring in such films as Algiers, Boom Town, I Take This Woman, Comrade X, Come Live with Me and Samson and Delilah. However, she is most famous for her work as an inventor. During World War II she helped create a radio guidance system for allied torpedoes that utilized spectrum and frequency. Today, this same technology is used to enable Bluetooth and WiFi. At the age of 85, Lamarr passed away due to a heart disease in 2000.
Gal Gadot will next be in seen in a number of high-profile projects including: the highly-anticipated sequel Wonder Woman 1984 which will premiere in August; Death on the Nile opposite Armie Hammer and Annette Bening; and Red Notice starring alongside Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds.