Aidy Bryant is taking “Shrill” to the small screen. Lindy West’s non-fiction feminist book was optioned by Elizabeth Banks back in December 2016, and now the project has landed at Hulu with “SNL’s” Bryant set to star in the single-camera comedy series that’s currently in development. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news.
Penned by Bryant, West, and Ali Rushfield (“Love”), the adaptation is said to tell “the story of a fat woman who wants to change her life, but not her body.”
Banks is among “Shrill’s” executive producers.
Published in May 2016, “Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman” saw former Jezebel blogger West tackling topics such as online harassment, self-esteem, and prejudice against fat people. West is now a contributing Op-Ed writer for The New York Times, where she’s recently written about abortion rights, quitting Twitter due to trolls, and transforming the power structure of Hollywood.