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Octavia Spencer, Krista Vernoff, & Meghann Plunkett Bringing Ashley Elston Novel “First Lie Wins” to Hulu

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Octavia Spencer is collaborating with “Grey’s Anatomy” showrunner Krista Vernoff and “Station 19” author Meghann Plunkett on a Hulu adaptation of Ashley Elston’s upcoming novel, “First Lie Wins.” Now in improvement, the undertaking “landed at Hulu and ABC Signature following a bidding war,” per The Hollywood Reporter.

A “twisty cat-and-mouse thriller,” “First Lie Wins” is ready for publication early subsequent 12 months. It’s Elston’s first grownup novel.

“Station 19” colleagues Vernoff and Plunkett will reunite to put in writing and government produce the variation; the previous showruns “Station 19” and the latter has served as author and story editor on the firefighter drama. Plunkett was additionally a narrative editor on Vernoff’s short-lived authorized drama “Rebel.”

Spencer and Elston are among the many undertaking’s EPs as nicely.

Spencer gained an Oscar for her supporting flip in “The Help” and snagged further nominations for “Hidden Figures” and “The Shape of Water.” She exec produces and stars in Apple’s “Truth Be Told,” which is now capturing its third season. Her different latest credit embrace “Encounter” and “Thunder Force.”

“First Lie Wins” marks Vernoff’s first streaming undertaking. She counts “Shameless,” “Private Practice,” and the unique “Charmed” amongst her many writing-producing credit. She additionally helmed a 2018 episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.”

An award-winning poet, Plunkett is a poetry reader at The New Yorker and a author in residence at Omega Institute.

A prolific YA writer, Elston’s earlier novels embrace “The Rules for Disappearing” and “10 Blind Dates.”

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