Mila Kunis is heading to the CW. The actress will executive produce Meridian Hills, a drama set in 1972 exploring the women’s liberation movement, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Sydney Sidner (The Rite) will pen the drama and executive produce the CBS Television Studios effort alongside Chris Keyser, Kunis and the Tannenbaum Co.’s Eric and Kim Tannenbaum. Robot Chicken’s Lisa Sterbakov — who worked with Kunis on the Adult Swim series — Cami Curtis and Susan Curtis (the Black Swan actress’ managers) are also on board to exec produce.
Meridian Hills is set in a boozy Midwest country club in 1972, during an era when the Equal Rights Amendment was just beginning. The drama follows a young, newly married woman who joins the Junior League and discovers an eclectic group of other young women who become unlikely allies in her quest to change the system.
The Junior League, founded in 1901 by Mary Harriman, is a nonprofit organization of women with the goal of improving communities through volunteer work, civic leadership and training.
Kunis is not attached to have an on-screen role in the drama. The actress, who currently voices roles on Family Guy, most recently appeared opposite Mark Wahlberg in Seth MacFarlane’s Ted. She’s repped by CAA, Curtis Talent Management and Felker Toczek.
At the CW, Meridian Hills joins a development slate that also includes the Reese Witherspoon exec produced reimagining of Great Expectations as well as a contemporary Alice in Wonderland drama from The Playboy Club’s Chad Hodge, a Wonder Woman origin story and Sleepy Hollow reboot.