Josh Hartnett to star in Paradise Lost drama series for Spectrum/Paramount Network
Josh Hartnett (Penny Dreadful) has joined the cast of Paradise Lost (formerly known as Heaven of Hell), an upcoming drama series from Spectrum and Paramount Network, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The series will also star Bridget Regan (Jane the Virgin), Barbara Hershey (Once Upon a Time), Nick Nolte (Gracepoint), Gail Bean (Snowfall), Danielle Deadwyler (The Gifted), and Shane McRae (Sneaky Pete).
Paradise Lost centers on a psychiatrist (Regan) who moves with her family from California to her husband’s (Hartnett) hometown in Mississippi only to uncover shameful secrets that irrevocably change the lives of everyone involved.
“Paradise Lost is a complex, compelling series full of incredible characters, including the small town in Mississippi where it is set. We’re excited to see John Lee Hancock bring this incredible world to life, building on the vision that Rodes Fishburne and Arika Lisanne Mittman have so vividly created,” said Keith Cox, president of development and production at Paramount Network and TV Land.
The series will first air on Spectrum, a Charter Communications cable platform, before its debut on Paramount Network. The 10-episode drama was created and written by Rodes Fishburne (Blood & Oil), who will co-showrun alongside Arika Lisanne Mittman (Dexter), who also executive produces.
The pilot will be directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) who will also executive produce alongside David Kanter, Jeff Okin, and Romeo Tirone. Paramount Television and Anonymous Content will produce.