According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show is about a day in the life of Eleanor Flood (Roberts), who decides she will no longer put off the little tasks she has been neglecting in search of having the best day of her life. The heartfelt comedy takes several turns when obstacles like a son who is faking sick and a memoir released by a former colleague derail her simple plan.
The Oscar winner will star in the show as well as executive produce alongside Semple, who is writing the small screen adaptation.
"I'm giddy that Eleanor Flood will be brought to life by Julia Roberts and am elated to collaborate with Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle and the team at Annapurna on this endeavor. This will be a fun ride!" the writer told THR.
Roberts, of course, is best known for her iconic roles in films such as Pretty Woman and Erin Brockovich, but prior to making it big in film, the veteran star made ends meet by picking up small guest roles. Semple's TV adaptation will be Roberts' first regular TV role. No network is yet attached.