ABC Signature Studios is developing an Untitled Orphan Project, which is going to be an eight-episode limited series that has been created and written by Katie Robbins (The Affair).
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.
Deadline is reporting that Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo will be starting in the series and will be playing the mother in the series.
Ellen Pompeo will be an executive producer on the new limited series, and in order to make this series, she will be scaling back her role as Meredith Grey in the ABC series, “Grey’s Anatomy”. She will be appearing in just eight episodes, but will remain a narrator and executive producer on the show. This will be the first major role Ellen Pompeo has done outside of “Grey’s Anatomy” since 2005.
The project has been in development for over 18 months. Katie Robbins, will also be an executive producer on the series, along with Erin Levy, who will also be the showrunner of the project. Laura Holstein, Mike Epps, Dan Spilo and Niles Kirchner will also be executive producers on the series.
The series will be released on Hulu in the United States, and we should expect to see the limited series released as a Star Original on Star+ in Latin America and on Disney+ internationally.