Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Orders Thriller from Sony

Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Orders Thriller from Sony

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Netflix has commissioned its first original series from a major Hollywood studio, a Sony-produced psychological thriller from the team behind legal drama Damages.

The online streaming service has ordered a 13 x 60-minute series from Sony Pictures Television and will launch the series internationally in 2014.

The as-yet-untitled drama follows a family whose secrets and scars are revealed when the brother, the black sheep of the family, returns home.

It was created by Todd Kessler, Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman, who created the Glenn Close legal thriller in 2007.

The order marks Netflix's first significant original order from a major Hollywood studio. The VoD operator has previously worked with US film firm MRC on House of Cards, Gaumont International Television on Hemlock Grove and Lionsgate for Orange Is The New Black.

Sony Pictures Television is set to distribute the drama internationally, initially in territories where Netflix does not yet operate. …

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