From Scratch is a new serues coming to Netflix from Zoe Saldana and Reese Witherspoon. The series is based on the book of the same name by Tembi Locke. The book “follows an American woman as she falls in love with a Sicilian man while studying abroad in Italy then builds a life with him in the United States. When she unexpectedly loses him to illness, she is challenged to pull herself through grief so she can raise their daughter as they would have raised her together: with hope, joy and infinite love.”
“This is a profound true story of love and family, deprivation and nourishment, that needs to be brought to life on the screen as Tembi Locke brought it vividly to life for me on the page. We are grateful to Netflix and thrilled to be working with Reese, Lauren, Attica and 3 Arts on this wonderful project.”
As for Reese Witherspoon, she selected the book for her book club in May 2019. Attica Locke brought the book to Reese’s Hello Sunshine production company, and the series came to life.
Witherspoon said the following about bringing the project to the small screen:
“Tembi’s memoir is a raw and tender exhibition of life in all its pieces. She brings you into her love, her loss and her resilience with such vulnerability and strength. We immediately fell for Attica and Tembi’s vision and feel honored to have the opportunity to help bring it to life on-screen. We could not imagine more perfect partners for this than Zoe and her sisters and 3 Arts Entertainment, along with the incredible team at Netflix.”
What do you think? Will you check out From Scratch once it arrives on Netflix?