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Jessica Chastain to Play Country Music Legend Tammy Wynette in Upcoming TV Series

Jessica Chastain to Play Country Music Legend Tammy Wynette in Upcoming TV Series

Jessica Chastain is heading to television for an upcoming series about country music legend Tammy Wynette!

The limited series will be titled George & Tammy and it will follow Tammy‘s relationship with George Jones. The series will be based on a book written by the couple’s daughter, Georgette Jones.

Abe Sylvia, a co-executive producer on Netflix’s Dead to Me, created the series and he will be executive producing it with Jessica, Josh Brolin, and American Sniper‘s Andrew Lazar, according to Deadline.

The series will premiere first on Spectrum Originals and nine months later, it will air on the upcoming ViacomCBS streaming service and Paramount Network.

“I am humbled to bring this incredible story to life with the breadth it deserves and that the Charter platforms allow,” Abe said in a statement. “Tammy Wynette is an American icon, and I can think of no one better to illuminate the woman behind the legend than Jessica Chastain. After having the honor of penning The Eyes of Tammy Faye for Freckle Films and Searchlight, I so look forward to another collaboration with her. This has indeed been a passion project for Andrew, Josh and me – and we are so grateful to our partners Katherine Pope, Keith Cox and David Glasser for tirelessly championing our labor of love.”

Earlier this year, there was some very exciting news for Jessica‘s personal life!

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