Yvonne Orji is set to lead the upcoming female empowering Netflix drama series Stronger (working title).
Sheldon Turner created and wrote the series that is said to follow Toni Winslow (Orji), a single mom who feels unseen and unimportant. She becomes obsessed with bodybuilding as she explores the surprisingly tenuous line separating self-empowerment from self-destruction, and will undergo not only a physical transformation but also an emotional one.
Stronger comes from A+E Studios where Turner and Jennifer Klein’s Vendetta Productions has a first-look deal.
Orji is executive producing the series alongside her manager DC Wade of Odenkirk Provissiero. Turner and Klein via their Vendetta Productions are also executive producing.
This is the latest project at Netflix for A+E Studios at Netflix where the studio produced The Liberator and currently has The Lincoln Lawyer. It stems from the first-look deal the studio signed with Vendetta in fall 2020.