Vampire Diaries Star Nina Dobrev Announces Women-Led TV Series

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Vampire Diaries‘ Star Nina Dobrev has announced her upcoming TV series.

Dobrev starred as Elena and Katherine on the CW series, Vampire Diaries. Now, she is set to executive produce the TV series, Woman 99. The series is women-led and Dobrev says that producing the series is a “dream come true.”

Woman 99 is based on the Greer Macallister novel of the same name. It tells the story of a young woman who sets out to free her sister from an asylum. The story is full of dark twists and turns and explores themes of social injustice and mental illness.

“Bringing Woman 99 to life with Bruna [Papandrea], Casey [Haver], Janice [Park] and Endeavor Content has been a dream come true,” Dobrev said. “It’s so important to tell women’s stories written by women, with women, for women.

“Unfortunately history continues to repeat itself, and Woman 99 explores themes of mental illness, societal inequality, and injustice that make this cautionary tale feel hauntingly relevant even centuries after the story takes place.”

Woman 99 is yet to land a network or release date.