‘Fried Green Tomatoes’ Series Starring Reba McEntire Coming to NBC

Fried Green Tomatoes‘ Series Starring Reba McEntire Coming to NBC. Fans of the original 1987 book and 1991 film adaption will be glad to hear it’s time to revisit the Whistle Stop Cafe! A new modernized version of the story is coming to NBC and will feature country music star Reba McEntire as Idgie Threadgoode. The new series will be written by Jennifer Cecil who will also act as Executive Producer alongside Green Fried Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe author Fannie Flagg.

EW shares, “A TV series based on Fried Green Tomatoes is in development at NBC, with Reba McEntire attached to produce and star and TV legend Norman Lear also executive producing. The series will be a “modernization” of the 1987 novel and its 1991 film adaptation, following Idgie Threadgoode (McEntire) as she returns to the town of Whistle Stop after a decade away. Upon her return, she must deal with a changed town, her estranged daughter, a faltering cafe, and a life-changing secret.”

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Source: Entertainment Weekly

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