HBO seems to be on a great track. Based on her Golden Globe winning and Emmy nominated performance as Katherine Harris in Recount, HBO wanted to get into the series business with Dern. But she wanted to wait for the right vehicle
Enter Mike White (Year of the Dog, School of Rock). He has written the script for Enlightened in which Dern star.
The show is about a:
“formerly self-destructive woman who, after having a spiritual awakening, becomes determined to live an enlightened life, wreaking unintended consequences.”
They hope to shoot the script by the end of the year. If all the shows in development work out, HBO would be my favorite network EVER.
Laura Dern seeks enlightenment at HBO (Hollywood Reporter via Yahoo)