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Meryl Streep might be coming to prime time TV in new J.J. Abrams series

Have you heard of this up-and-coming actress, Meryl Streep? We think she's gonna be big.

Just kidding. Of course you know Meryl and of course you love her, because you are a human who has a pulse. (Also, she has three Oscars and a whopping nineteen nominations, so if you haven't seen her in anything yet, you should take a good hard look at your choices.)

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Anyway. Gone are the the days when TV was considered a second-string medium for lesser-knowns and breakout stars. Turns out it's even good enough for Queen Meryl. Word has it that the 67-year-old could be headed for prime time in a new series called "The Nix."

The story, which is based on this year's acclaimed novel by Nathan Hill, centers on a failed writer who is forced to reconnect with his estranged mother after she faces criminal accusations. He decides to use her as inspiration for his next project, but in doing so is forced to reckon with their complicated relationship and admit that he doesn't know the whole story of his mother's — or even his own — life.

Streep will play the mother, and she'll crush it, because we've all seen how she can reel us in over the course of 90 minutes so goodness knows what she can do in a whole season (at least), you know?

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According to Deadline, Streep is looking to executive produce as well as star in the series. It will be directed by J.J. Abrams, most recently of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (plus some little projects called "Lost," "Alias, and "Felicity"). The rest of the team is still under wraps. You'll know more as soon as we do.

As Miranda Priestley would say, "That's all."

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