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Netflix orders psychological drama series for 2014

Oct. 14, 2013 at 4:16 PM   |   Comments

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Netflix says it has ordered a new U.S. psychological thriller series from "Damages" creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler.

The show is about adult siblings "whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home," a synopsis said.

The 13-episode first season, from Sony Pictures Television, will premiere exclusively on Netflix next year.

No casting has been announced yet.

"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," Cindy Holland, vice president of original content for Netflix, said in a statement Monday. "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. 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," said Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler in a joint statement.

"The guys worked so hard to come up with the right idea after the success of 'Damages,'" said Jamie Erlicht, president of programming and production for Sony Pictures Television. "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."

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