SHOWTIME has announced that DeWanda Wise (She’s Gotta Have It, Jurassic World: Dominion) will star in the original series THREE WOMEN. The series also stars Emmy and SAG Award nominee Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies) and is based on the blockbuster nonfiction No. 1 bestseller by Lisa Taddeo, who is also a writer on the series.
Principal photography is set to begin in the fall. The announcement was made today by Amy Israel, Executive Vice President, Scripted Programming, Showtime Networks Inc.
Wise will play Sloane, a glamorous entrepreneur in a committed open marriage until two sexy new strangers threaten their aspirational love story. Wise starred as Nola Darling in the television adaptation of She’s Gotta Have It, and her other TV credits include The Twilight Zone, Shots Fired, Underground, and Boardwalk Empire. In film, Wise most recently appeared in Fatherhood and has also starred in Someone Great, The Weekend, Firelight, and How to Tell You’re a Douchebag. Wise will make her blockbuster debut in an undisclosed leading role in Jurassic World: Dominion, releasing in the summer of 2022.
THREE WOMEN is an intimate, haunting portrayal of American female desire, in which three women are on a crash course to radically overturn their lives. In addition to Sloane, there is Lina, a homemaker in suburban Indiana who is a decade into a passionless marriage when she embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming and transforms her life, and Maggie, a student in North Dakota who weathers an intense storm after accusing her married English teacher of an inappropriate relationship. Gia (Woodley), a writer grieving the loss of her family, persuades each of these three spectacular “ordinary” women to tell her their stories, and her relationships with them change the course of her life forever.
THREE WOMEN is executive produced by Lisa Taddeo, showrunner Laura Eason, Kathy Ciric, and Emmy Rossum. Louise Friedberg has signed on to direct the first two episodes, which she will also executive produce.