SPOILER ALERT: The “mother” on How I Met Your Mother, Cristin Milioti will be starring in her own show for HBO Max’s Made for Love––inspired and adapted from Alissa Nutting’s novel. Milioti, who starred in many modern hits including HIMYM, Wolf of Wall Street, and Netflix’s Black Mirror, will finally get her lead role for the straight-to-series show!
The adaptation will be spearheaded by Patrick Somerville. If you know about Maniac and The Leftovers, then you’re all set to watch yet another one of his great works. Alongside Somerville is Paramount’s S.J. Clarkson who is currently working on the Game of Thrones prequel.
If you’re curious on what the Made for Love‘s about, here’s a little summary from Goodreads for you:
“Hazel has just moved into a trailer park of senior citizens, with her father and Diane—his extremely lifelike sex doll—as her roommates. Life with Hazel’s father is strained at best, but her only alternative seems even bleaker. She’s just run out on her marriage to Byron Gogol, CEO, and founder of Gogol Industries, a monolithic corporation hell-bent on making its products and technologies indispensable in daily life. For over a decade, Hazel put up with being veritably quarantined by Byron in the family compound, her every movement and vital sign tracked. But when he demands to wirelessly connect the two of them via brain chips in a first-ever human “mind-meld,” Hazel decides what was once merely irritating has become unbearable. The world she escapes into is a far cry from the dry and clinical bubble she’s been living in, a world populated with a whole host of deviant oddballs.”
Along with The New Yorker and NPR, GQ named Made for Love the best book of 2017. Promising, yes? Starring Milioti just made it a thousand times more exciting!