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Ruth Wilson, Lena Dunham team up for HBO series Mob Queens

The series is inspired by the podcast of the same name, which traced the life of Anna Genovese, the wife of an infamous crime boss

Shilpa S
Nov 12, 2021
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Lena Dunham and Ruth Wilson are all set to bring a mafia tale to screens soon, teaming up with The Wire writer Dennis Lehane. The trio will work on the upcoming limited series called Mob Queens for HBO.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dunham will write the series along with Lehane, and also serve as its director. Wilson will star in and executive produce the show.In addition Dunham will also executive produce the series through her company Good Thing Going banner along with Wilson and her Lady Lazarus banner.

The series is inspired by the 2019 podcast Mob Queens, hosted by Michael Seligman and Jessica Bendinger. The podcast traced the life of Anna Genovese, who was the second wife of mobster Vito Genovese of the Genovese crime family.

The woman was well known for being a patron of clubs which offered a haven for the queer community. She is most famous for testifying against her husband and family in court, which also led to the implication of other key figures in the mafia. Wilson will play the role of Anna.

Dunham has previously helmed Girls and created the limited series Camping for HBO. Wilson too has a previous affiliation with HBO, starring in His Dark Materials and Oslo.

While Lehane has been a part of The Wire and Boardwalk Empire. He is currently working on the Apple TV+ adaptation of In With the Devil.


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