Joan Rivers shall rise again.
Well, in the form of Kathryn Hahn that is. The “WandaVision” actress is set to play the late comedienne in the limited series “The Comeback Girl.”
The series will premiere on Showtime and Hahn, 48, will produce, according to Variety. “Riverdale” producer Greg Berlanti is on hand to direct the show.
The miniseries is set after “The Late Show” cancellation, which occurred around the same time Rivers’ husband, Edgar Rosenberg, who was the show’s producer, died by suicide in 1987.
“Trailblazer. Adored. Cruel. Diva. Joan Rivers had a life like no other,” the logline for “The Comeback Girl” reads. “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.”
Rivers died in 2014 at the age of 81, after she stopped breathing during throat surgery.
The “Fashion Police” host made many appearances on “The Tonight Show” from the 1960s until the ’80s. In 1986, she aspired to have her own late-night show and went to Fox to pitch “The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers.”
This act led to a feud with iconic “Tonight Show” host Johnny Carson, but Rivers got her wish and hosted “The Late Show” for one season.
Hahn is fresh from her career-making turn as Agatha in the Marvel series “WandaVision” and plays opposite Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd in Apple TV+’s upcoming series “The Shrink Next Door.”
The actress was nominated for an Emmy for her hilarious role, however, she didn’t win during Sunday’s telecast. (The Disney+ series only took home three awards, despite scoring 23 nominations.)
Fans, of course, weren’t happy with the snub and took to Twitter to express their disappointment.
“Did it hurt? when you realized WandaVision scored 23 nominations at the Emmys and still got robbed?” one fan tweeted.
Another added, “Congratulations to #WandaVision team! regardless of tonight it scored 23 Emmy nominations as a comic book show, was Marvel Studios first attempt at a television series and it completely dominated pop culture throughout its entire run as a limited series.”