The Oscar and Emmy winner, who earned an Emmy nomination for Showtime's Escape at Dannemora, will also direct Love Canal. "The series is based on the upcoming documentary The Canal by Will Battersby and upcoming book by journalist Keith O’Brien entitled Paradise Falls," reports Variety's Joe Otterson. "Love Canal is about a group of blue collar women who came together in the late 1970s to fight for environmental justice for their community. The women became activists when they realized that 20,000 tons of deadly chemicals were buried beneath their neighborhood in Niagara Falls, New York. With little formal education or training, they took on the chemical industry and the US government and inspired the first major environmental rights legislation in the US." Colette Burson, co-creator of HBO's Hung, will write the series and serve as showrunner.