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Facebook picks up half-hour dramedy series starring Elizabeth Olsen

Facebook picks up half-hour dramedy series starring Elizabeth Olsen
From TechCrunch - February 9, 2018

Facebook isnt one to be outdone by Apples recent big content spending: Its purchasing a 10-episode, straight-to-series half-hour drama-comedy series produced and starring Elizabeth Olsen. The production also includes Lizzy Weiss on board as showrunner, Kit Steinkellner as creator and lead writer and Master of Nones James Ponsoldt as a directly and executive producer for a number of episodes.

Deadline reports that the series, previously titled Widow, is one of the first of a series of planned acquisitions Facebook is doing to flesh out Facebook Watch with premium original content. Olsen, who will feature prominently in this summers upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, is obviously a high-profile get for the fledgling initiative at the social network.

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