It’s hard to imagine that a young Sophia Amoruso—who survived as a “freegan” by dumpster diving, thrift-store bargaining, and sometimes even shoplifting—ever imagined that one day a TV show would be made about her formative years. But then again, most things about Amoruso’s meteoric rise have been unexpected.
Since founding Nasty Gal in 2006, Amoruso has turned her DIY eBay business into an online retail juggernaut with over $100 million in revenue. Amoruso detailed her rise from plucky outcast to the top of the Forbes list—she’s currently 53rd on the list of America’s richest self-made women, with a total net worth of $280 million—in her best-selling memoir, #GirlBoss, which will serve as the blueprint for Netflix’s new series.
The show, which is expected to debut sometime next year, will star Britt Robertson (Tomorrowland, Under the Dome) as Amoruso’s proxy as she builds a business from the confines of her bedroom and transforms it into a bona fide fashion empire, much like Amoruso did IRL.
Amoruso stepped down as Nasty Gal’s CEO back in 2015, so that should leave her plenty of time to co–executive produce the 13-episode series alongside Charlize Theron. If there’s one city where a resourceful, hardscrabble talent like Amoruso will thrive, it’s Hollywood.
Find out more about Sophia Amoruso by picking up a copy of #GirlBoss, and let us know if you’ll be watching when her show debuts on Netflix next year.