Octavia Spencer and Hannah Waddingham are teaming up for a new project where they’ll play best friends and kick some butt together!
Amazon’s Prime Video has announced an eight-episode series is coming, though it has no title just yet. It will follow the story of Judith (portrayed by Hannah) and Debbie (portrayed by Octavia) who know almost everything about each other – except that Judith is a highly trained assassin.
We’re hooked already!
“I’m not gonna lie, a few expletives fell out of my face at the prospect of working with the magnificent Ms. Spencer,” Hannah said. “To then see the immediate excited response from a mighty beast like Amazon! It’s all just incredibly exciting and I can’t wait to get our collective teeth into it!”
And yes, Octavia is equally excited: “To be able to dive into a role like Debbie is rare, and working with Hannah to bring this unique friendship to life is a dream.”
According to the streamer, the plot is going to certainly be a fun one: “When a hit goes horribly wrong, Judith and Debbie must go on the run together and work to repair their broken friendship – all while being targeted by a mysterious enemy who wants them dead. And only together, can they solve this layered mystery,” a release from the streaming service reads.
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The series is based on an original pitch from Tessa Coates, who will also executive produce alongside Octavia and others.
“We were blown away by this one-of-a-kind comedy. Tessa’s pitch delivered it all – fantastically original characters, a great story, the amazing creative talents of Octavia and Hannah and so much fun,” Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon MGM Studios said.
Hannah Waddingham is an Emmy-winning TV, film and theatre star. She was recently nominated for her second Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Rebecca Welton in Ted Lasso. She’s also received numerous Emmy, Critics Choice, SAG and HCA Awards nominations throughout her career.
Octavia Spencer is a multi-award-winning actor (Oscar, SAG, Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice Moie Award and more, just to name a few!) who launched her own production company, Orit Entertainment, in 2019. The company is involved with producing the new series.
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