Netflix is adding another original series to its line up. The streaming giant has handed a 13 episode straight-to-series order to an as-yet untitled drama series which hails from Damages creators Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman. With the pick up, the project joins a growing slate of original series at Netflix. Said slate includes such entries as House of Cards, Orange Is The New Black, Hemlock Grove and the recently ordered science-fiction series Sense8.
Created by Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman, this new drama series explores the wounds & emotional demons that lie at the core of a contemporary American family and centers on a family of adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home. The series is being produced by Sony Pictures Television and will be made available in all territories where Netflix has a presence, including the UK. Production on the series, which will be executive produced by Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman, is slated to commence in 2014.
“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.”
Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler commented: “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’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.”
While Jamie Erlicht, President of Programming and Production for Sony Pictures Television, added: “The guys worked so hard to come up with the right idea after the success of Damages. 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.”