Julianne Moore Developing “Mad Men-Esque” HBO Drama, “Dope”
We hear Julianne Moore is developing an all-new HBO Original drama that will see the ginger playing a former heroin addict-turned private investigator in 1950s Manhattan.
She got experience as a TV star with her ’80s work on the now-defunct CBS sudster As the Worlds Turns, but Dope, based on the Sara Gran novel of the same name, marks Julianne’s first regular primetime television gig. Did we mention that it’s also the bajillionth Mad Men clone in development? Dope joins ABC’s Pan Am and NBC’s critically-controversial The Playboy Club as the latest nostalgic series headed for the small screen.
We’re already bracing ourselves for news of a revamp of The Wonder Years. (Shh — don’t give ‘em any ideas!)
The Freckleface Strawberry author last appeared as a regular guest star opposite Alec Baldwin Tina Fey on 30 Rock — and so long as she doesn’t rehash the god-awful accent she used for that, we’re on board for Dope.