A limited series about the legendary actor and inventor is heading to Apple, which has given a straight-to-series order for the eight episode Hedy Lamarr, starring Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman). The drama, originally set up at Showtime, will air on Apple TV+.
The series will come from Sarah Treem, co-creator of The Affair. It will chronicle the life of Lamarr, the Austrian-born performer who starred in Ecstasy, Samson and Delilah and other films and was once declared “the most beautiful woman in the world.”
In addition, Lamarr was an inventor who, along with her friend George Antheil, a composer, patented a frequency-hopping system during World War II that was a precursor to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. In 2014, Lamarr and Antheil were inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Lamarr’s life was detailed in the 2017 documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, Later aired as part of PBS’ “American Masters” series and was selected as an AWFJ Movie of the Week. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.