Kathryn Hahn is attached to play Joan Rivers in an upcoming limited series in development at Showtime, according to a recent report from Variety.The series, titled The Comeback Girl, is set primarily in the aftermath of The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers’ cancellation and will follow Rivers as she deals with not only her television show being canceled but the unexpected death of her husband, Edgar Rosenberg.
Hahn will not only act in the series but will also executive produce The Comeback Girl, with Greg Berlanti set to direct the series written by Cosmo Carlson. Both Berlanti and Carlson are also attached as executive producers as well. Carlson’s script for the series initially began as a spec script but was picked up by Atlas Entertainment’s Richard Suckle and Robert Amidon, who then brought it to Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions.
“Trailblazer. Adored. Cruel. Diva. Joan Rivers had a life like no other,” reads the logline for the series. “At age 54, she was a superstar comedienne…and then it all fell apart. The Comeback Girl is the awe-inspiring untold story of how Joan Rivers persevered through near suicide and professional abyss to rebuild herself and her career to become a global icon.”
Hahn has always been a fan-favorite throughout her acting career but has seen a huge rise in popularity as of late, having just starred in Marvel Studios’ WandaVision, for which she earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. The actress is also set to appear in Apple TV’s The Shrink Next Door, as well as Rian Johnson’s Knives Out 2.