Netflix orders new original series from creators of Damages

The psychological thriller from Todd A Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler focuses on a family of adult siblings who open old wounds when their black sheep brother returns home

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Following the success of Orange is the New Black, House of Cards and Arrested Development, on-demand service Netflix has commissioned yet another original series.

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The new 13-episode psychological thriller comes from the creators of Damages – Todd A Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler – and will follow a family of adult siblings whose buried secrets and scars are brought to the surface by 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 Cindy Holland, vice president of original content for Netflix. “Their work on Damages was truly ahead of its time and we’re proud to be bringing our viewers this upcoming series.”

Kessler, Zelman and Kessler said, “We are absolutely thrilled to be creating an original series for Netflix – a company committed to cutting-edge storytelling in a vibrant, new space.

“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,” 

Damages ran for five seasons and starred Glenn Close as ruthless lawyer Patty Hewes and and Rose Byrne as her protegé Ellen Parsons. Close won Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for best actress before the series concluded in 2012.

Set to begin production in early 2014, the new series will be executive produced by Kessler, Zelman and Kessler and premiere exclusively on Netflix, available to watch instantly in all the online service’s 40 territories.


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