Sony Pictures Television is developing a female-driven dark comedy series titled Invisible Women
Sony Pictures Television is developing a female-driven dark comedy series titled Invisible Women, which will be based on Jeanne Ray’s novel Calling Invisible Women. The series is coming from screenwriter and showrunner Randi Mayem Singer (Mrs. Doubtfire, Tooth Fairy, Jack & Jill) and she is set to write the pilot.
Invisible Women centers on a woman,
“of a certain age who wakes up one day to find herself literally invisible and soon realizes she’s not alone.”
Singer had this to say about the series,
“I love the idea of invisibility as a metaphor for when women are no longer ‘seen’ as we were in younger years. The fun comes with making invisibility a superpower as well as an identity crisis.”
Here is a synopsis of the novel,
A mom in her early fifties, Clover knows she no longer turns heads the way she used to, and she’s only really missed when dinner isn’t on the table on time. Then Clover wakes up one morning to discover she’s invisible–truly invisible. She panics even more when her family doesn’t notice a thing. Her best friend immediately observes the change, which relieves Clover immensely–she’s not losing her mind after all!–but she is crushed by the realization that neither her husband nor her children ever truly look at her. She was invisible even before she knew it.
Clover discovers that there are others like her, women of a certain age who seem to have disappeared. As she uses her invisibility to get to know her family and her town better, Clover leads the way in helping invisible women become recognized and appreciated no matter what their role. Smart and hilarious, with indomitable female characters, Calling Invisible Women will appeal to anyone who has ever felt invisible.
Singer will partner on the project with Kay Cannon and Laverne McKinnon of K&L Productions and Alex Hertzberg, who will executive produce.