Reba McEntire is set to star in a Fried Green Tomatoes television series at NBC, an adaptation of the 1991 film and is described as a “modernization” of the movie and the novel it was based on and will explore the lives of the descendants from the original work.
The movie Fried Green Tomatoes was adapted from the 1987 novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe and starred Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker and Cicely Tyson. The new series will star McEntire as present-day Idgie Threadgoode, who returns to Whistle Stop after a decade away and must wrestle with a changed town, estranged daughter, faltering cafe and life-changing secret. In addition to starring, McEntire will also executive produce the project along with Norman Lear, who was an executive producer on the film.
McEntire starred in her sitcom, Reba, from 2001-2007.
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