or


[10/14/13 - 12:03 PM]
Netflix Orders Psychological Thriller Series from "Damages" Creators
The 13-episode series centers on a family of adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home.

[via press release from Netflix]

NETFLIX ORDERS PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER SERIES FROM "DAMAGES" CREATORS

Original Series from Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler to Premiere Only on Netflix

Beverly Hills, CA - October 14, 2013 - Netflix has ordered a new psychological thriller series from "Damages" creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler ("KZK") that centers on a family of adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home. The 13-episode first season, from Sony Pictures Television, will premiere exclusively for Netflix members to watch instantly in all Netflix territories.

"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."

"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.

"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."

Set to begin production in early 2014, the series explores the wounds and emotional demons that lie at the core of a contemporary American family. Kessler, Zelman and Kessler will serve as executive producers of the one-hour drama that will be produced by Sony Pictures Television for Netflix.

Together, the Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) nominated Writers/Executive Producers Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler co-created the award winning legal thriller "Damages." Todd A. Kessler also wrote and produced the second and third seasons of HBO's "The Sopranos"; Michael Mann's "Robbery Homicide Division," and the first season of NBC's "Providence." Kessler began his career as a playwright working with David Rabe, and segued into film and television when Spike Lee hired him as a screenwriter. Kessler graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University with a degree in Dramatic Literature and Playwriting, and has twice been a Visiting Artist at Harvard, teaching screenwriting seminars. He has been nominated for seven Emmys(R) and three Golden Globe Awards(R), as well as a Writers Guild of America Award and a Producers Guild Award. Daniel Zelman has co-authored seven screenplays. Zelman's first collaboration with the Kesslers was on "The Inside," a series the brothers created for FOX. Before turning to writing, Zelman received his master of fine arts degree from New York University's Tisch School of Arts Graduate Acting Program. Zelman went on to appear as an actor in film, television and on-stage in New York, where he acted in many Off- Broadway Plays and on Broadway in Tony Kushner's Angels in America. Zelman has been nominated for three Emmy(R) Awards, a Golden Globe(R) award, a Writers Guild of America Award and a Producers Guild Award. Glenn Kessler began his career as a playwright and an actor in film, television, and on stage. He segued into television writing working on Michael Mann's CBS drama Robbery Homicide Division. Since then, Kessler has created dramas for 20th Century Fox, Universal, USA, and Imagine Television. Kessler holds a Master in Fine Arts from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program. He graduated with honors from Harvard University where he earned a degree in English and American Literature. Kessler has been nominated for three Emmy(R) Awards, a Golden Globe(R) award as well as a Writers Guild of America Award and a Producers Guild Award.

About Netflix, Inc.

Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with more than 37 million members in 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

About Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre including comedy, drama and reality series, telefilms and theatrical releases, for every platform. SPT is a leader in local language production around the world with 19 production companies outside the US, and also sells SPE-owned formats in approximately 88 countries. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio includes 124 channel feeds, which are available in 159 countries reaching more than 800 million households. Additionally, SPT owns multiplatform video service Crackle and is a part owner of GSN, 3net, FEARnet, and ITN Networks, Inc.





  [october 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· BLOODLINE (NETFLIX)
· DAMAGES (AUDIENCE)





[09/15/19 - 10:31 AM]
ABC to Air "Beyonce Presents: Making the Gift," An Intimate Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of the 23-Time Grammy(R) Award-Winning Artist's "The Lion King: The Gift" Album, Monday, Sept. 16
This intimate behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album features candid footage and interviews detailing the hard work and passion that went into her love letter to Africa.

[09/15/19 - 08:44 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, College Football Hold Onto Top Spots
The Alphabet once again takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/14/19 - 08:27 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Adults 18-49 Crown
The Peacock wins the demo race for the third consecutive week.

[09/13/19 - 12:45 PM]
"71st Emmy(R) Awards" Red Carpet Preshows to Air Live, Sunday, September 22, on FOX
Jenny McCarthy, Shannon Sharpe and Kelly Osbourne are set as co-hosts.

[09/13/19 - 12:14 PM]
HBO Max Orders Limited Series "Americanah" Starring Oscar(R) Winner Lupita Nyong'o Adapted for Screen by Tony(R) Award Nominee Danai Gurira
Based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's best-selling novel of the same name, "Americanah" is an epic story of a woman born in Nigeria who leaves for America and her extraordinary experiences with love, heartache, adversity and self-discovery.

[09/13/19 - 12:08 PM]
Matt Reeves' 6th & Idaho Lands Sci-Fi Classic "Way Station" for Netflix
The Hugo Award-Winning novel by Clifford D. Simak will be adapted into a feature film.

[09/13/19 - 12:02 PM]
A&E's Original Documentary Series "Live PD" and "Live Rescue" from MGM's Big Fish Entertainment Return with New Episodes
"Live Rescue" returns with a new host, Matt Iseman, and new episodes on Monday, September 23 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/13/19 - 10:33 AM]
Video: All-New Extended Trailer for "Prodigal Son" Debuting This Weekend After FOX's NFL Sunday Double Header
The newcomer premieres Monday, September 23 on FOX.

[09/13/19 - 10:25 AM]
"Tosh.0" Returns with New Episodes Starting on Tuesday, September 17 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Host Daniel Tosh is back featuring digital and social media gems gleaned from popular viral moments to very curious finds.

[09/13/19 - 10:14 AM]
Video: Jeff Dunham Netflix Comedy Special Trailer - Beside Himself
Performed in front of a sold out arena deep in the heart of Texas, Jeff and his merry band of characters have a lot to say.

[09/13/19 - 10:02 AM]
"L.A.'s Finest" Captures Viewers and Becomes Top Rated TV Drama
"L.A.'s Finest" goes back into production for Season Two on September 16 and will premiere in 2020.

[09/13/19 - 09:06 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases New Trailer for "Shameless"
Plus: the series will now return on Sunday, November 10 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/13/19 - 09:01 AM]
Video: Teaser - J.J. Abrams and Stephen King's "Castle Rock"
Season two stars Lizzy Caplan, Tim Robbins, Paul Sparks, Yusra Warsama, Barkhad Abdi, Elsie Fisher and Matthew Alan.

[09/13/19 - 09:01 AM]
Alexander Skarsgard Joins CBS All Access' "The Stand" as Randall Flagg
Today also marks the first day of principal photography on the project, which is shooting in Vancouver, British Columbia.

[09/13/19 - 09:00 AM]
Video: Freeform Announces Jan. 8 Premiere Date and Releases an Extended First Look for Highly Anticipated Family Drama "Party of Five"
The new "Party of Five" will follow the five Acosta children as they navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported back to Mexico.