Social Distance: Netflix Picks Up Anthology Series from OITNB Production Team
Variety is reporting that Netflix has picked up a new anthology series, Social Distance, from the Orange Is the New Black production team. The show will be produced remotely and will focus on the “new, bizarre, bewildering reality we are all experiencing” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We feel passionate about finding connection as we all remain at a distance,” the producers stated in a press release. “We’ve been inspired to create an anthology series that tells stories about the current moment we are living through — the unique, personal, deeply human stories that illustrate how we are living apart, together. We are challenging ourselves to do something new: To create and produce virtually so that our cast and crew can stay healthy and safe.”
“The experience of social distancing is currently universal, but no individual story is the same. Through a broad spectrum of tales and moments, some seismic and some mundane, we hope to capture a moment in time. And we hope that Social Distance will help people feel closer to one another,” they added.
The producers shared that director Diego Velasco will helm the project remotely; showrunner Hilary Weisman Graham runs production from her living room; and the currently unannounced cast will film themselves at home. Graham, Jenji Kohan, Tara Herrmann, and Blake McCormick will executive produce.
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