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Elisabeth Moss to produce, star in 'Fever' limited series about Typhoid Mary

By Karen Butler
Elisabeth Moss to produce, star in 'Fever' limited series about Typhoid Mary
Elisabeth Moss arrives at a photocall for the film "Top of the Lake: China Girl" during the 70th annual Cannes International Film Festival on May 23. Moss is also set to star in "Fever," a limited series about Typhoid Mary. Photo by David Silpa/UPI | License Photo

May 23 (UPI) -- Elisabeth Moss is executive producing and plans to star in a limited series based on Mary Beth Keane's novel Fever, BBC America announced Tuesday.

Phil Morrison is the project's director and executive producer, while Robin Veith is writing the screenplay and will also serve as an executive producer.

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"I'm so honored to be working with the incredible team of collaborators we have pulled together with Phil, Robin, BBC America and Annapurna [Television.] I look forward to telling this story about one of the most infamous women in America, 'Typhoid Mary,' a woman whose true tale has never been told. She was an immigrant in turn-of-the-century New York, a time of huge change and progress in America. She was incredibly unique, stubborn, ambitious and in fierce denial of any wrongdoing until her death where she lived out her days imprisoned on an island just off of the Bronx in New York. She is incredibly complicated, something I seem to enjoy playing," Moss said in a statement.

Moss is known for her work in the TV dramas The West Wing, Mad Men, Top of the Lake and The Handmaid's Tale. .

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