06/11/2013 07:32 pm ET Updated Jun 11, 2013

Lauren Graham's Book 'Someday, Someday, Maybe' To Be Adapted For TV Via Ellen DeGeneres


Lauren Graham has another TV gig lined up.

Graham, who recently became a New York Times bestseller with her debut novel "Someday, Someday, Maybe," has closed a deal with Warner Bros. TV and Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production to adapt the book for the small screen, as first reported by Deadline and confirmed to The Huffington Post by a source close to the deal.

The "Parenthood "star will executive produce the hour-long drama with DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman, also of A Very Good Production. Graham will pen the script as well.

"Someday, Someday, Maybe" is set in the mid-'90s and centers on a young woman named Franny Banks who's living in New York City and has six months left in her three-year plan to make it as an actress. While promoting her book, which came out on April 30, Graham told the Associated Press that the novel "would be a compelling TV show because it lends itself to that serialization." Then, she jokingly added, "Mae Whitman will star as Franny Banks ... after she's done playing my daughter on 'Parenthood.'"

And Whitman is enthusiastically ready to jump into Franny's shoes.

Graham is already pretty busy. "Parenthood" Season 5 kicks off in the fall and the "Gilmore Girls" alum told HuffPost Live in early May that she'd been asked to write a second book. "It would be a companion piece, I guess, in a way," she said. "It doesn't have to be a sequel, but it could be this character's first year in Los Angeles."

For more on Lauren Graham's new deal, click over to Deadline.