DeWanda Wise has landed a lead role in Three Women, the upcoming Showtime series.
She joins Shailene Woodley who was previously cast. It is based on the book by Lisa Taddeo, who is also a writer on the series. Principal photography is set to begin in the fall.
The description of the series is as follows: THREE WOMEN is an intimate, haunting portrayal of American female desire, in which three women are on a crash course to radically overturn their lives. In addition to Sloane, there is Lina, a homemaker in suburban Indiana who is a decade into a passionless marriage when she embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming and transforms her life, and Maggie, a student in North Dakota who weathers an intense storm after accusing her married English teacher of an inappropriate relationship. Gia (Woodley), a writer grieving the loss of her family, persuades each of these three spectacular “ordinary” women to tell her their stories, and her relationships with them change the course of her life forever.
Wise will play Sloane, “a glamorous entrepreneur in a committed open marriage until two sexy new strangers threaten their aspirational love story.”
The series executive produced by Lisa Taddeo, showrunner Laura Eason, Kathy Ciric and Emmy Rossum. Louise Friedberg has signed on to direct the first two episodes, which she will also executive produce.
Known for starring in television series such as She’s Gotta Have It, Underground and Shots Fired, Wise has also appeared in the films Fatherhood, The Weekend, Someone Great and more. She’ll make her blockbuster debut with a lead role in next summer’s Jurassic World: Dominion.