Octavia Spencer, Krista Vernoff, & Meghann Plunkett Bringing Ashley Elston Novel “First Lie Wins” to Hulu

Octavia Spencer is collaborating with “Grey’s Anatomy” showrunner Krista Vernoff and “Station 19” author Meghann Plunkett on a Hulu adaptation of Ashley Elstons upcoming novel, “First Lie Wins.” Now in improvement, the undertaking “landed at Hulu and ABC Signature following a bidding war,” per The Hollywood Reporter.

A “twisty cat-and-mouse thriller,” “First Lie Wins” is ready for publication early subsequent 12 months. It is Elston’s first grownup novel.

“Station 19” colleagues Vernoff and Plunkett will reunite to write and government produce the difference; the previous showruns “Station 19” and the latter has served as author and story editor on the firefighter drama. Plunkett was additionally a narrative editor on Vernoff’s short-lived authorized drama “Rebel.”

Spencer and Elston are among the many undertaking’s EPs as effectively.

Spencer received an Oscar for her supporting flip in “The Help” and snagged extra nominations for “Hidden Figures” and “The Shape of Water.” She exec produces and stars in Apple’s “Truth Be Told,” which is now taking pictures its third season. Her different current credit embrace “Encounter” and “Thunder Force.”

“First Lie Wins” marks Vernoff’s first streaming undertaking. She counts “Shameless,” “Private Practice,” and the unique “Charmed” amongst her many writing-producing credit. She additionally helmed a 2018 episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.”

An award-winning poet, Plunkett is a poetry reader at The New Yorker and a author in residence at Omega Institute.

A prolific YA creator, Elston’s earlier novels embrace “The Rules for Disappearing” and “10 Blind Dates.”


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