Patricia Arquette to Star in, Direct Showtime Limited Series ‘Love Canal’ From Colette Burson (Exclusive)

Patricia Arquette to Star in, Direct Showtime Limited Series ‘Love Canal’ From Colette Burson (Exclusive)
Patricia Arquette is set to star in, direct, and executive produce the limited series “Love Canal” currently in development at Showtime, Variety has learned exclusively.

The series is based on the upcoming documentary “The Canal” by Will Battersby and upcoming book by journalist Keith O’Brien entitled “Paradise Falls.”

“Love Canal” is about a group of blue collar women who came together in the late 1970s to fight for environmental justice for their community. The women became activists when they realized that 20,000 tons of deadly chemicals were buried beneath their neighborhood in Niagara Falls, New York. With little formal education or training, they took on the chemical industry and the US government and inspired the first major environmental rights legislation in the US.

Colette Burson is writing the series and will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Tory Tunnell and Joby Harold of Safehouse Pictures will also executive produce along with
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