Hulu Orders Amanda Knox Limited Series From KJ Steinberg; Margaret Qualley To Star

It’s official: Hulu has ordered a limited series about Amanda Knox.

Margaret Qualley (Maid) will play Knox, who was wrongfully convicted for the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher. The limited series, which was first reported by Deadline in January, will cover her 16-year odyssey to set herself free.

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The series will consist of eight, one-hour episodes.

The untitled project from 20th Television in association with The Littlefield Company is from KJ Steinberg (This Is Us), who will also serve as an executive producer. Qualley will EP along with Warren Littlefield, Lisa Harrison, Ann Johnson, & Graham Littlefield of The Littlefield Company; as well as Monica Lewinsky, Knox and Chris Robinson of Knox Robinson Productions.

The Knox series had been on priority-track development at Hulu for a while. Lewinsky, who also is known for her activism, teased it in an October appearance on Today about a PSA campaign on self-bullying.

‘I wish it were announced already, but I’m executive producing a limited series that’s on another young woman who found her life decimated and ripped apart on the world stage, but she somehow managed to survive,” she said at the time. “I think it’s going to be really powerful.”

KJ Steinberg & Warren Littlefield
KJ Steinberg & Warren Littlefield

Knox spent almost four years incarcerated in Italy for the 2007 murder of Kercher, a fellow exchange student with whom she shared an apartment in Perugia, before being acquitted. She wrote about the experience in her 2013 memoir Waiting to be Heard, and also was featured in the 2016 Netflix documentary Amanda Knox. The case was previously dramatized in the Lifetime movie Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy.

Steinberg recently served as an executive producer on NBC’s This Is Us. Before that, she created and executive produced ABC’s Mistresses.

Qualley has been nominated for two Emmys — one for Maid in 2022 and for Fosse/Verdon in 2019. Her other credits include Poor Things and Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood. She’s repped by CAA and Sloane Offer Weber & Dern.

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