Apple TV+ Adapting Imperfect Women into Limited Series


Apple TV+ has landed the rights to adapt Araminta Hall’s Imperfect Women into a limited series starring and executive produced by Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale, Shining Girls) and Kerry Washington (Scandal, Little Fires Everywhere).

The psychological thriller adaptation will be written by Annie Weisman (Physical) and produced by 20th Television and Apple Studios. It examines a crime that shatters the decades-long friendship between three women.

Moss and Lindsey McManus are executive producing through their production company Love & Squalor Pictures, which initially optioned the book. Washington is executive producing for Simpson Street, alongside Pilar Savone. Hall and Weisman are also serving as executive producers.

“From the moment I received Araminta’s novel, I couldn’t put it down,” Moss said. “It was such an electrifying read; I fell in love with it immediately. I’ve admired Kerry and her work as an actor and producer for many years and have been looking for something to work with her on and was so thrilled that she responded to the material when we sent it to her and Pilar at Simpson Street. They were the first and only people we thought of. We are so happy that Apple and 20th Television agreed to partner with us on this as well. It’s all an absolute match made in heaven.”

“I could not have been more thrilled to get this call from Elisabeth,” Washington commented. “I have been an immense fan of hers—both as a brilliant actor and groundbreaking producer—for years. Elisabeth and Lindsey have impeccable taste, as evidenced by the way they have championed Araminta’s gripping novel, and I can’t think of a better person to bring this project to life on-screen than the amazing Annie Weisman. Imperfect Women is exactly the type of exciting, complex, raw storytelling we strive to create at Simpson Street. Pilar and I are tremendously inspired by the opportunity to team up with Love & Squalor Pictures, and we are thankful to everyone at Apple Studios and the team at 20th Television for believing in this project as much as we do.”

“I’m honored that Apple is once again trusting me to help bring complex, layered female characters to the screen,” added Weisman. “Elisabeth, Kerry and Araminta are the perfect collaborators to bring these imperfect women to life.”

Hall said, “I couldn’t be happier that my book has found a home at Apple, home of some of my favorite programs. And to be working with Elisabeth and Lindsey is a dream. They have an incredible talent for storytelling and immediately understood my book in exactly the way I meant it to be read. And then to have Kerry Washington on board is like a bonus on top of a bonus. My book couldn’t be in better hands.”