New thriller in development from Damages creators

damagesThere’s no title yet but I did get a little bit excited this week with word of a new psychological thriller from the creators of DamagesĀ (still the only show to have ever air-freighted me previews from the US before their launch!).

Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler (KZK) will produce a new 13 part series for Netflix (House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black, Hemlock Grove, Arrested Development) that focuses on a family of adult siblings whose secrets and scars come to light with the return of their black sheep brother.

“We were spellbound after hearing Todd, Glenn and Daniel’s pitch and knew Netflix was the perfect home for this suspenseful family drama that is going to have viewers on the edge of their seats,” said Netflix original content VP Cindy Holland. “Their work on Damages was truly ahead of its time and we’re proud to be bringing our viewers this upcoming series.”

“We are absolutely thrilled to be creating an original series for Netflix — a company committed to cutting-edge storytelling in a vibrant, new space,” said the trio of co-creators in a joint statement. “We’re equally excited about our relationship with Sony Pictures TV, which continues to provide us with unwavering creative support. We’ve always wanted to put our spin on a family saga and examine universal themes of family in a way that has never been seen before on television. The series is a tightly wound thriller that explores the complex bonds between parents and children, brothers and sisters, and the rivalries, jealousies, and betrayals at the core of every family.”

“The guys worked so hard to come up with the right idea after the success of Damages,” added Sony TV president of programming and production Jamie Erlicht. “It took almost a year to fully develop the pitch, and their patience paid off with the incredible reaction in the community, especially at Netflix, the perfect home for this show.”

The news series is set to begin production in early 2014.

Don’t suppose Glenn Close is free?

Source: Hollywood Reporter

2 Comments:

  1. Wow! Yes! Damages was an excellent series!
    Loved Glenn Close already, but Rose Byrne was just so good! Ted Danson too, great.
    Excellent news, except getting it here in Oz is as usual with Netflix shows, problematical.
    But manageable.

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