NBC is developing a series based on Fried Green Tomatoes that will star country icon Reba McEntire.
According to Variety, the project is a modernization of the novel and the movie, which will explore the lives of descendants from the original work.
When present-day Idgie Threadgoode (McEntire) returns to Whistle Stop after a decade, she must wrestle with a changed town, estranged daughter, faltering cafe and life-changing secret.
McEntire will produce the show while Jennifer Cecil will write and executive produce the series. “Fried Green Tomatoes” author Fannie Flagg and TV legend Norman Lear will also executive produce the show. Universal Television will serve as the studio.
The novel “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe” was originally published in 1987. The film version was released in 1991 and starred Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, and Mary Stuart Masterson.
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