Elle Fanning to Lead Apple TV+ Series “Margo’s Got Money Troubles”

Elle Fanning at the
Elle Fanning at the "I Think We're Alone Now" premiere at Sundance Film Festival in January 2018. Photo by Debby Wong/REX/Shutterstock (9328304p)

The cancelation of The Great was a huge shocker for Elle Fanning, but she already set her eyes on her next big TV role. The Emmy-nominated actress will co-star opposite Nicole Kidman in the Apple TV+ series Margo’s Got Money Troubles, which they’ll also executive produce.

Margo’s Got Money Troubles draws inspiration from Rufi Thorpe’s upcoming book of the same name. It centers on Margo Millet, who finds herself alone with an infant, unemployed, and on the verge of eviction after getting pregnant with her junior college professor and deciding to keep the baby, mostly out of naiveté and a yearning for something bigger.

Fanning is executive producing this series alongside her sister Dakota through their Lewellen Pictures banner. Nicole Kidman, David E. Kelley, Rufi Thorpe, Matthew Tinker, Checka Propper, Brittany Kahan Ward, and Per Saari are also coming on board as producers.

This series hails from A24, and Apple TV+ has already given it a straight-to-series order. They outbid several high-profile competitors, including Netflix, to get their hands on this eight-part series.

Fanning most recently starred in Hulu’s The Great, which was abruptly canceled last year after three seasons. As for Kidman, she currently leads Amazon Prime Video’s Expats, in addition to being attached to the next season of Nine Perfect Strangers, plus Netflix’s The Last Anniversary and the Liane Moriarty adaptation The Perfect Couple.