America Ferrera will executive produce and star in the series “Naked by the Window”adaptation of the book by Robert Katz, for Amazon MGM Studios.

Released in 1990, the book tells the true story of groundbreaking Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta, her tremendous impact on the New York art scene, and the controversial trial of her sculptor husband, Carl Andre, over her sudden and tragic death.

Mendieta is considered one of the most important Cuban-American artists of the post-World War II era and is noted for her groundbreaking work in the fields of performance art, sculpture, and landscape art. Her works examine issues of identity, feminism and the relationship between the human body and the earth.

Mendieta died in 1985 when she fell from Andre’s apartment on the 34th floor. He was 36 years old.

After a trial without a jury, Carl Andre was acquitted of second degree murder in February 1988. His acquittal sparked strong reactions and protests in the art world.

Chariz Castro Smith will write the script and executive produce with Plan-B Entertainment also serving as executive producer.

Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award WinnerFerrera is currently riding high after an Oscar nomination for her role as Gloria in the Warner Bros. movie “Barbie.”