Audrey Hepburn’s Story Will Be Brought to Life in a New TV Drama

Meg Donohue
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Photo credit: Donaldson Collection - Getty Images
Photo credit: Donaldson Collection - Getty Images


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Audrey Hepburn's life story is heading to the small screen. Although few details are known at this point, a drama series called Audrey, based on one of Hollywood's most recognizable figures, is officially in the works. It will be the first dramatized series about the late award-winning actor, who is known for her roles in iconic films such as Breakfast at Tiffany's and My Fair Lady.

Here's what we know so far:

Audrey's son Luca Dotti will play a role behind the scenes of the production.

Variety reports that Audrey will be written by The Good Wife writer and producer Jacqueline Hoyt, and the scripts will be based on a treatment from Luca Dotti–one of Hepburn’s sons–and writer and journalist Luigi Spinola.

Dotti and Spinola previously worked together to create Audrey at Home: Memories of My Mother’s Kitchen. The part-cookbook, part-photo album was a best seller. Dotti’s father is Andrea Dotti, a psychiatrist Hepburn was married to from 1969 to 1982.

Most recently, Hoyt worked with Barry Jenkins on Amazon Prime’s The Underground Railroad, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Colson Whitehead.

The plot is something of a mystery at this point.

No details regarding the plot or cast have been shared publicly, other than the fact that it will explore Hepburn’s “formative years.”

The series is being developed by Italian production companies Wildside and Fremantle, the same teams behind The Young Pope and My Brilliant Friend. Plans for the series were originally reported by Variety in 2018.

This is hardly the only film adaptation of Hepburn's story.

A documentary about Hepburn was released on Netflix in 2020 and featured Sean Hepburn Ferrer, Hepburn’s other son, and Emma Ferrer, Hepburn’s granddaughter. Emma Ferrer told Harper’s Bazaar, “I know that Audrey went through a lot during World War II and that there was an immense amount of pain within her family and in the war, and all of the struggles with her father and whatnot, but to really understand how all of those aspects came together and formed this identity of a person, that is sort of like the new lens through which to see her.”

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