You knew her face from movies like Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sabrina, and Roman Holiday, but soon, you may get to know Audrey Hepburn's story in a new show being developed. According to Variety, Jacqueline Hoyt, writer and producer of shows like The Leftovers and The Good Wife, is currently developing the series, Audrey. The show's basis is a concept developed by Hepburn's son Luca Dotti and journalist Luigi Spinola. The Italian production firm Wildside, the Fremantle company behind The Young Pope and My Brilliant Friend, is responsible for bringing the Old Hollywood legend's story to the small screen.
Dotti and Spinola previously co-wrote the book Audrey at Home, which combined stories of Hepburn's life withì recipes, she enjoyed. The style icon was also the subject of a recent documentary, also titled Audrey, discussing her life and career. The film featured her son from her first marriage, Sean Hepburn Ferrer, and her granddaughter, Emma Ferrer.
However, unlike the documentary and book, the series Audrey plans to depict Hepburn from a completely different angle. Wildside said in a vague statement that while Audrey at Home highlighted "the singularity of Audrey’s real self," this new series will dive deeper into the actress' "formative years," giving no further explanation.
“For Audrey, our goal is once again to produce a show that is born locally to deliver globally,” explained Fremantle COO Andrea Scrosati. “The creative team assembled by Wildside and the IP are perfectly positioned to make this happen."
After starring on Broadway in 1951 in the titular role of Gigi, Hepburn broke into the Hollywood set with her performance in Roman Holiday, which made her the first actress to ever win an Oscar, Golden Globe, and BAFTA for the same role. In her career also received an Emmy, a Grammy, a Tony, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Even after her death in 1993, film and fashion scholars alike remember the legacy she left on generations that succeeded her.