Oprah Winfrey's production company Harpo films is teaming up with HBO to launch a sensual and steamy pilot. This news comes after Winfrey's announcement last week that she's leaving her show.
The hour long show is about a woman who leaves her perfect nuclear family in Santa Monica, Calif. to fulfill her secret fantasies and desires in the grimy parts of Los Angeles, Variety reports.
Winfrey, Harpo Films president Kate Forte and writer of the series Erin Cressida Wilson will be executive producers on the show.
Forte describes the show's character, "It is literally a day at the pool, where she gets up, in sarong and flip-flops, and walks out of her life, leaving everyone behind so abruptly that her husband and kids initially think she's been kidnapped or murdered."
Cressida is best known for penning the highly sexual 2002 film 'Secretary,' starring James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
In addition to their TV project, Harpo films is working with Focus Features on an adaptation of the Joseph O'Neill novel Netherland, to be directed by Sam Mendes. According to the trade publication, the production company is also looking to adapt an Oprah Book Club pick, David Wroblewski's The Story of Edgar Sawtelle.
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