“Mob Queens”: Ruth Wilson in Lena Dunham’s HBO Limited Series

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Ruth Wilson turns into a mafia wife: the Case Vet to star in HBO limited series based on Stitcher podcast Queens of the crowd, produced by Lena Dunham (Girls), our sister site Variety reports.

The currently developing project – co-written and directed by Dunham – follows real-life figure Anna Genovese (Wilson), who was the second wife of infamous crime boss Vito Genovese. As well as being a staple of the village drag bar scene in the 1930s, Anna Genovese is also known for breaking the Cosa Nostra law when she opened up about her husband’s illegal dealings during divorce hearings.

Wilson – whose other TV credits include Its dark materials and Lutheran – will also serve as executive producer alongside Dunham and co-writer Dennis Lehane (The foreigner, Mr. Mercedes).

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* Michael Ealy (Stumptown, almost human) joined the Netflix limited series The woman at home as the ex-husband of Kristen Bell’s character, reports our sister site Deadline.

* HBO Max has renewed Selena + Chef for a fourth season. The final four episodes of Season 3 will be available to stream on Thursday, November 11.

* Limited edition of FX Class of ’09, about a class of FBI agents in the near future where the US criminal justice system has been transformed by artificial intelligence, added the following cast to its cast, by deadline: Raúl Castillo (Looking at), Jake McDorman (Good things, Greek), Sepideh Moafi (The L word: generation Q), Brian J. Smith (Sens8), Jon Jon Briones (ratchet), Brooke Smith (Grey’s Anatomy) and Rosalind Eléazar (Master of None).

* FXX released a trailer for It’s always nice in Philadelphia Season 15, premiering Wednesday December 1:

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