Elizabeth Banks made her mark in cinema by acting in films of a variety of genres such as Wet Hot American Summer, Slither, and the Hunger Games series along with her work in various shows such as 30 Rock and Modern Family. However, for the last several years, she has attempted to transition to directing, having recently directed the Charlie's Angels reboot and is also set to direct Invisible Woman (a spin-off of last year's Invisible Man). Now, she's looking to try her hand at television with the announcement today she will produce, direct, and star (in a supporting role) in a new series for Peacock, based on the Victoria Aveyard novel Red Queen.
The story takes place in an alternate history where America has been replaced democracy with a monarchy that is run by superpowered individuals. In this world, a young girl is born in poverty that finds out she has superpowers and she becomes the leader of the revolution against the rulers. Banks is working alongside Beth Schwartz (CW's Arrow, Netflix's Sweet Tooth) as a producer while she will co-write the series alongside author Aveyard. The original novel is actually the first of a quadrilogy that is followed by Glass Sword, King's Cage and War Storm. It's unknown at this time if there are plans to adapt the follow-ups as well. However, no premiere date or production start date has been announced at this time. Stay tuned!