NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 15: Actress Daniella Pineda attends the Build Series to discuss "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" at Build Studio on June 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)

What/If: Daniella Pineda Joins Renee Zellweger Anthology Series

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jurassic World actress Daniella Pineda has been cast in a series regular role for Netflix’s upcoming social thriller anthology What / If. She joins a cast that includes Academy Award winner Renee Zellweger, plus Jane Levy and Blake Jenner.

Pineda is set to portray the role of Cassidy, an analytical, conscientious and work-obsessed employee of Bioprint. She is described as someone who always does the right thing — a quality that will come to haunt her when she is set up to take a big fall.

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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.

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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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