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A first look at the dark secrets uncovered in Natalie Portman’s latest must-watch series

Fans of Natalie Portman and the 2019 novel “Lady in the Lake” by New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman will be thrilled to hear that Apple TV+ has released a preview of its forthcoming seven-part limited series based on the book. The series stars Academy and Golden Globe Award winner Natalie Portman and Emmy Award nominee Moses Ingram.

Set to debut globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, July 19,  the first two episodes will be available immediately, followed by new episodes every Friday until August 23.

‘Lady in the Lake’ trailer photo. APPLE TV+

“Lady in the Lake” is set in Baltimore, starting in November 1966. The plot centers around the disappearance of a young girl, which becomes a pivotal event intertwining the lives of two women. Maddie Schwartz, portrayed by Portman, is a Jewish housewife who transitions into an investigative journalist to escape a secretive past. Moses Ingram plays Cleo Johnson, a mother deeply involved in the political intricacies of Black Baltimore, struggling to support her family. Their paths initially run parallel, but Maddie’s obsession with Cleo’s mysterious death creates a dangerous divide affecting those around them.

The newly released trailer offers a glimpse into the visually striking and emotionally charged world of “Lady in the Lake.” It highlights the contrasting lives of Maddie and Cleo, set against the backdrop of 1960s Baltimore. Scenes of domestic life, investigative journalism, and the political and social struggles of the era are featured, underscored by a haunting voiceover from Ingram’s character, Cleo Johnson.

The series is directed by Israeli filmmaker Alma Har’el, who is known for her ability to weave noir thrillers with compelling narratives about the sacrifices women make in pursuit of their dreams.

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Jordan worked at KSDK from 1995 to 2020. Jordan is a three-time Emmy award winner who produced every kind of show from news to specials during his tenure, creating Show Me St. Louis, The Cardinal Nation Show. He started ksdk.com in 2001 and won three Edward R. Murrow Awards for journalistic and website excellence in 2010, 2014 and 2020. Jordan has been married for 25 years and is the father of two college students. He is an avid biker, snowboarder, and beer lover. He created the blog drink314.com, focusing on the St. Louis beer community in 2015. Jordan has an incredible and vast knowledge of useless information and is the grandson of a Cleveland bootlegger.