Zoe Saldana will star and produce in a new Netflix limited series. She will join forces with Tembi Locke’s sister Attica Locke (Empire, When They See Us), will serve as showrunner and executive producer with Saldana.
Scratch is about an American woman who falls in love with a Sicilian man while studying abroad in Italy and 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.
Tembi Locke took to social media about the announcement.
I am living a dream! ❤️️https://t.co/7SlY8Jm3yZ
— Tembi Locke (@TembiLocke) November 7, 2019
“Attica and I are honored to be adapting From Scratch with the visionary Reese Witherspoon, Lauren Neustadter, Richard Abate and the incredibly gifted Zoe Saldana,” said Tembi Locke.
“We have a shared interest in championing stories that bring a rich tapestry of experiences to the screen. I am thrilled that this global love story has found a perfect home at Netflix.”
Well, look who can keep a secret after all. I’m thrilled to be adapting my sister’s gorgeous book with @TembiLocke @ReeseW @hellosunshine and @zoesaldana for @netflix! #lovestory #italy #sicily #food #family https://t.co/LnhsgkEroZ
— attica locke (@atticalocke) November 7, 2019
The Morning Show Star, Reese Witherspoon is also an executive producer of the show.