Mary Mallon

Anna Vecellio, Writer 

Sloan Grant(s) Received: 2021, Alfred P. Sloan Episodic Grant, Film Independent 

Project Type: TV Pilot 

Genre: Historical 

Length: 58 pages 

Field of Science: Epidemiology, Medical Science 

Stage: Development 


Based on a true story. New York, 1906. When an ambitious scientist, George Soper, begins investigating an unusual outbreak of Typhoid on Long Island, he inadvertently discovers the first confirmed typhoid carrier in America. The carrier, a proud Irish cook named Mary Mallon, has been unknowingly spreading Typhoid and is believed to be responsible for dozens of outbreaks across New York State. George’s work on the case catapults them both into the national spotlight. When Mary refuses to accept her diagnosis, however, she sparks a decades-long conflict between herself, Soper, and the New York State government that will forever change American public health.