Apple Orders Hedy Lamarr Series with Gal Gadot


Apple has given a straight-to-series order to Hedy Lamarr, a limited series starring and executive produced by Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) and written and executive produced by Sarah Treem (The Affair, House of Cards, In Treatment).

The series will follow the life story of Hollywood glamour girl, spanning 30 years from her daring escape from pre-war Vienna to her meteoric rise in the Golden Age of Hollywood to her fall and eventual disgrace at the dawn of the Cold War. It’s being positioned as an epic tale of an immigrant woman both ahead of her time and very much victim to it.

In addition to Gadot and Treem, Hedy Lamarr will be executive produced by Littlefield (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Katie Robbins (The Affair). Gadot and Varsano will produce through their production company, Pilot Wave. Adam Haggiag (Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story) and Alexandra Dean (Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story) will serve as co-producers, with Hedy Lamarr’s children Anthony Loder and Denise Deluca consulting on the series.

The idea for the historical drama originated from Gadot and producing partner Jaron Varsano (My Dearest Fidel), who then partnered with Littlefield and Treem, the latter of whom created the series.