As first reported in an exclusive story by Deadline, Edie Windsor’s memoir A Wild And Precious Life is being developed as a TV series by Jim Parson’s production company for Warner Bros. TV.
From the Deadline article:
The book, which will serve as source material for the series, will explore the life of Windsor, a marriage equality icon of the gay rights movement, her inspiring love story and how it changed the world, by overturning the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The project is timely as many perceive civil rights in the U.S., including marriage equality, under threat.
Per the logline: “Edie’s remarkable story changed history, but she was far from a traditional hero, and this series will be anything but your stuffy biopic. Known as the “Grand Dame of gay rights,” Edie was a bombshell in every way: bitingly smart (she was one of IBM’s first engineers), glamorous and hilariously foul-mouthed until her last breath (she often wore a shirt that read “No One Knows I’m a Lesbian.”) She was a larger-than-life character known for her unapologetic sexual appetite and outrageous parties (often attended by friends Lorraine Hansberry and Larry Kramer.) But most of all, for her extraordinary, decades-long love with partner Thea Spyer that resulted in the Supreme Court decision we all know to this day.”
Milch will executive produce with Parsons and Spiewak through That’s Wonderful Productions as part of its overall deal with WBTV, along with Alissa Norby, and Nancy Tate via Surfergirl Entertainment. Judith Kasen-Windsor will co-executive produce through the Judith M. Kasen-Windsor Trust. Alison Mo Massey will serve as producer for That’s Wonderful. Warner Bros. TV is the studio.
A Wild and Precious Life, written by Windsor with Joshua Lyon, was published by Macmillan in 2019.
Jim Parsons (right) with husband and co-executive producer Todd Spiewak.
Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak’s That’s Wonderful Productions released the critically lauded feature film Spoiler Alert (based on TV journalist Michael Ausiello’s relationship memoir) in 2022.
Adam Milch is also currently developing We Keep The Dead Close for Apple TV and Icon for FBC. He previously was an executive producer on Apple TV’s The Morning Show.