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Avenger Field - Renée Zellweger To Headline Drama In Development At Peacock

Peacock has put in development Avenger Field, a one-hour drama series starring and executive produced by Oscar winner Renée Zellweger, from writer Felicia D. Henderson and MGM Television, Deadline has confirmed. The project also hails from Zellweger’s Big Picture Co, Toluca Pictures and North Rose Pictures. MGM Television is the studio.

Written by Henderson, who also serves as showrunner, Avenger Field, said be in the vein of Hidden Figures, celebrates the brave women (and men) that executed a clandestine all female US Airforce program called the WASPS to battle Hitler’s evil from home. Inspired by the true story of WASPS leader Jackie Cohran (Zellweger) and the diverse group of women as brave and righteous as the astronauts from The Right Stuff, these women fought the system, skeptics and even sabotage to bring everyone home safely.