Los Angeles: Former 'True Blood' actress Anna Paquin is in talks to play the lead on an upcoming HBO miniseries 'Madame X'. It is adapted from Kate Manning's period novel 'My Notorious Life', which is based on a true story from the Victorian era, reported The Wrap.
The series follows Axie Muldoon (Paquin), a penniless daughter of immigrants who becomes a successful, yet controversial, midwife and abortionist in New York City.
Paquin, 32, and real-life hubby Stephen Moyer, 45, are reportedly working on the project together. The duo will apparently executive produce the series through their production company CASM Films, alongside actor-comedian Jack Black, 45.