Reba McEntire is taking on a new role.
The 65-year-old singer and actress is set to star in a series based on Fried Green Tomatoes at NBC, Variety reported Wednesday (October 14).
Here’s a plot summary: “The hour-long drama project is described as a modernization of the novel and movie that explores the lives of descendants from the original work. When present-day Idgie Threadgoode (McEntire) returns to Whistle Stop after a decade away, she must wrestle with a changed town, estranged daughter, faltering cafe and life-changing secret.”
She will also executive produce the show, along with Norman Lear, who was an executive producer on the 1991 film.
Fannie Flagg, author of the original novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe and co-writer of the film’s screenplay, will also executive produce.