Hollywood actress Mila Kunis is set to take her first major role behind the camera as a producer aboard Meridian Hills, a feminist drama project that’s been green-lit by The CW – the youth-skewed US network behind shows such as The Vampire Diaries and Arrow.
Kunis will join Party of Five creator Chris Keyser for the historical drama set just after the Equal Rights Amendment act was introduced, guaranteeing equality for American women in 1972. The series will take place just after the act has passed Congress and will be set in a boozy midwestern country club where a newly married young woman sets out to change the status quo.
Kunis is one of the hottest on-screen properties in Hollywood after starring in a string of comedies including Friends With Benefits and Ted as well as an eye-catching turn in Darren Aronofsky’s Oscar-nominated Black Swan. Though she does not know the era first hand – Kunis wasn’t born until 1983 – the actress is no stranger to the decade, having made her big break in US comedy That 70’s Show.