The Handmaid's Tale star Elisabeth Moss lands next TV role

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The Handmaid's Tale star Elisabeth Moss has landed her next TV role.

Deadline reports that the actress will star alongside Scandal's Kerry Washington in an adaptation of the Araminta Hall novel Imperfect Women. Annie Weisman will adapt the series, after having helmed the Rose Byrne series Physical.

The psychological thriller focuses on two women after their best friend is murdered, and they soon release that they really didn't know much about her at all, including a secret lover outside of her marriage whose identity remains a mystery. As it turns out, they may not know all that much about each other, or themselves, as well.

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Calling the project "a match made in heaven", Moss said that: "From the moment I received Araminta's novel, I couldn't put it down. It was such an electrifying read; I fell in love with it immediately.

"I've admired Kerry and her work as an actor and producer for many years and have been looking for something to work with her on and was so thrilled that she responded to the material when we sent it to her and Pilar (Savone) at Simpson Street."

"I have been an immense fan of hers – both as a brilliant actor and groundbreaking producer – for years," Washington said of Moss. "Elisabeth and Lindsey (McManus) have impeccable taste, as evidenced by the way they have championed Araminta’s gripping novel, and I can’t think of a better person to bring this project to life on screen than the amazing Annie Weisman.

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"Imperfect Women is exactly the type of exciting, complex, raw storytelling we strive to create at Simpson Street."

Meanwhile, Moss has a new series called The Veil premiering on FX in the US on April 13.

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