Kathryn Hahn to play Joan Rivers in new series

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Kathryn Hahn will play Joan Rivers in a new limited series for Showtime.

Variety reports that the Wandavision actor will play the comedian in The Comeback Girl, written and produced by Cosmo Carlson (Valedictorian).

The actor, writer, producer and television host died at the age of 81 in September 2014 after a routine operation went wrong. Joan became the first woman to host a late-night talk show, The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers on Fox in 1968.

According to the publication, the show is set in the aftermath of the cancellation of The Late Show, which coincided with the death of her husband (and Late Show producer) Edgar Rosenberg.

The longline for the show reads: "Trailblazer. Adored. Cruel. Diva. Joan Rivers had a life like no other. At age 54, she was a superstar comedienne and then it all fell apart. The Comeback Girl is the awe-inspiring untold story of how Joan Rivers persevered through near suicide and professional abyss to rebuild herself and her career to become a global icon," via TV Line.

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