America Ferrera will star in a series adaptation of Robert Katz’s Naked by the Window: The Fatal Marriage of Carl Andre and Ana Mendieta, Deadline reports.

Katz’s book, published in 1990 by Atlantic Monthly Press, is a chronicle of the life, career, and death of Ana Mendieta. The Cuban American sculptor and painter was a star of the New York art scene and died in 1985 at the age of 36 after falling from the window of her 34th-floor apartment.

Her husband, the sculptor Carl Andre, was tried for second-degree murder in the death and acquitted. He died last month.

Ferrera will star in the series, which is being produced by Amazon MGM Studios, and serve as an executive producer. The series is being written by Charise Castro Smith, the playwright who made her film debut in 2021 as the co-writer and co-director of the animated film Encanto.

Ferrera is also working on another literary adaptation. The actor, nominated for an Academy Award this year for her performance in Barbie, will make her debut as a film director with an adaptation of Erika L. Sánchez’s young adult novel I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, a National Book Award finalist.

Ferrera confirmed the news of the Naked by the Window series on Instagram, writing, “Incredibly honored and humbled to be producing a series about the brilliant and seminal artist Ana Mendieta with this amazing team.”

Michael Schaub is a contributing writer.