UK actor Imogen Reid will star as co-lead opposite Ellen Pompeo in the untitled orphan limited series at Hulu that is inspired by a true story.
The eight-episode limited series tells the stranger-than-fiction story of Ukranian-born Natalia Grace and her U.S. adoptive parents, who claimed that she was an adult “sociopath” pretending to be a child.
The series is inspired by the true story of the Midwestern couple who adopts what they believe is a little girl with dwarfism. As they begin to raise her alongside their three biological children, they slowly start to believe she may not be who she says she is. As they question her story, they’re confronted with hard questions of their own about the lengths they’re willing to go to defend themselves, falling into a battle that’s fought in the tabloids, the courtroom, and ultimately their marriage.
Pompeo will play the mother. In addition to starring in the project, Pompeo will also executive produce under her Calamity Jane production banner.
The show was created and written by Katie Robbins (The Affair). Erin Levy will serve as showrunner on the series and executive produce alongside Robbins. Epps, Spilo and Niles Kirchner also executive produce alongside Andrew Stearn.
ABC Signature is the studio, with Calamity Jane currently under an overall deal there.
Reid’s onscreen credits include Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Crimes of Grindelwald, BBC’s adaption of Les Miserables, and HBO’s The Third Day.