Lady in the Lake
Created by
Based onLady in the Lake
by Laura Lippman
Written by
Directed byAlma Har'el
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
CinematographyLachlan Milne
Production companies
DistributorApple Inc.
Original networkApple TV+

Lady in the Lake is an upcoming American drama miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Laura Lippman. It is set to premiere on Apple TV+.


In 1960s Baltimore, an investigative journalist working on an unsolved murder clashes with a woman working to advance the agenda of the city's black community. The protagonist ditches her doting husband and big Pikesville home to pursue a career as a newspaper reporter. She becomes obsessed with unraveling the mystery of two separate killings: eleven-year-old Tessie Fine and a bartender named Cleo Sherwood.[1]

Cast and characters


The miniseries was given the greenlight in March 2021, with Natalie Portman and Lupita Nyong'o set to star, and Alma Har'el will direct all episodes of the series.[2] In April 2022, Y'Lan Noel, Mikey Madison and Brett Gelman were added to the cast.[3] In May 2022, Nyong'o exited the series.[4][5] Moses Ingram would be cast to replace her in June.[6] Noah Jupe, Mike Epps, Byron Bowers. Josiah Cross and Pruitt Taylor Vince would be added in July.[7]

Filming began in April 2022,[3] with production taking place in Baltimore.[8] Production paused briefly in late August 2022, when the production received threats of violence while filming in the city.[9] The threats were later found to be unsubstantiated after police investigation.[10]


  1. ^ Tkacik, Christina (July 23, 2019). "How 2 unrelated deaths from 1969 inspired Baltimore crime novelist Laura Lippman's 'Lady in the Lake'". The Baltimore Sun.
  2. ^ White, Peter (March 10, 2021). "Natalie Portman & Lupita Nyong'o To Star In 'Lady In The Lake' Series At Apple From Alma Har'el, Dre Ryan, Jean-Marc Vallée, Bad Wolf & Endeavor Content". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 10, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (April 26, 2022). "Lady In The Lake: Y'Lan Noel, Mikey Madison, Brett Gelman Join Apple Limited Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  4. ^ Otterson, Joe (May 20, 2022). "Lupita Nyong'o Exits 'Lady in the Lake' Series at Apple (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved May 20, 2022.
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (May 20, 2022). "Lupita Nyong'o Exits 'Lady In The Lake' Apple Limited Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 20, 2022.
  6. ^ White, Peter (June 23, 2022). "Moses Ingram Joins Apple Limited Series Lady In The Lake, Replacing Lupita Nyong'o Alongside Natalie Portman". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 23, 2022.
  7. ^ White, Peter (July 7, 2022). "Noah Jupe & Mike Epps Among Cast Joining Apple Series Lady In The Lake". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  8. ^ "Natalie Portman, Lupita Nyong'o To Begin Filming Apple TV's Lady In The Lake Adaptation In Baltimore, Author Says". WJZ-TV. April 22, 2022. Retrieved April 25, 2022.
  9. ^ Murphy, J. Kim (August 28, 2022). "Lady in the Lake Filming Halted in Baltimore After Apple TV+ Production Threatened With Shooting". Variety. Retrieved August 28, 2022.
  10. ^ Fenton, Justin. "Police scale back accusations related to alleged threat on set of 'Lady in the Lake'". the-baltimore-banner. Retrieved September 7, 2022.