Netflix orders new social thriller series starring Renee Zellweger
Following her six-year hiatus, Renee Zellweger has not slowed down in getting her acting career up and running again and will be making her small-screen debut in a leading role with the upcoming social thriller What / If for Netflix.
Created by Mike Kelley, known for creating the hit ABC mystery drama Revenge, the series will explore the effects of acceptable people committing deplorable acts, with Zellweger (Bridget Jones’s Baby) starring in the lead role of Anne, whose story has yet to be discussed. The streaming service has ordered a ten-episode season of 60-minute episodes executive produced by Kelley, Melissa Loy (Revenge), Alex Gartner and Charles Roven (Season of the Witch), Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke (Flight).
Kelley and the streaming service have a multi-season plan for the series, which will take on an anthology format as each new season will tackle a different morality tale inspired by culturally relevant events and how the power of one decision can change lives so drastically.
Zellweger came back from her hiatus with the third entry in the hit Bridget Jones franchise and starred in the Christian drama Same Kind of Different As Me last year and will appear in the romantic drama Here and Now alongside Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce) and Simon Baker (The Mentalist), followed by the titular role in the upcoming biopic Judy as The Wizard of Oz actress Judy Garland.
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