Demi Moore is taking Dirty Diana from your speakers to your screen. The erotic podcast, which the actress produces with screenwriter Shana Feste (Country Strong), is being adapted into a drama series for Amazon, Deadline reported. Moore will star, as she does in the audio version.
Dirty Diana, which debuted just this summer, focuses on a businesswoman who runs an erotic website on the side that features women opening up about their sexual fantasies. While handling her X-rated side hustle, the titular Diana is also saving her crumbling marriage and coping with anxiety.
The series is based on Feste's own marriage, which she and her husband salvaged through better communication and therapy. "I wrote this from a very personal space when I had no sex in my life with my husband," she told BAZAAR.com in July. "And that was one of the loneliest, hardest places that I've been in in my entire life." Her husband became a producer on the podcast.
At this point, details about further casting decisions, production, or premiere dates are still unknown. It's unclear if celebrity guests from the podcast, such as Melanie Griffith, Lena Dunham, and Gwendoline Christie, will appear in the Amazon adaptation. However, we do know that Moore and Feste had been considering bringing Dirty Diana to the screen for a while. (Popular podcasts like Dirty John have successfully crossed over to TV.) "I think that we are deep into conversations about that right now," Moore told us over the summer.
Regardless of the show's future on TV, the duo hope to continue Diana's story in the audio form as well. "Part of where this story is going for us is in exploring the multigenerational aspects of this between the relationship with the mother and then with the daughter," Moore said. "We're really hoping to go into those places where this will be able to open up … the relationship with sexuality as it is different for somebody in their 70s and 80s and somebody in their 50s to 20s and down into your teens."
Listen to a clip of an episode from Dirty Diana below.
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