Netflix has officially given a limited series order to 13 Reasons Why creator Brian Yorkey’s upcoming psychological thriller series titled Echoes, centered around identical twin sisters. In addition, Yorkey has also signed a multi-year overall deal with the streamer, and Echoes will be the first project under the new deal. Casting for the actress to take on the dual roles is currently underway.
“I’m so excited to be embarking on Echoes with Quinton, Vanessa, Imogen, and the Netflix team — and I’m eagerly looking forward to what I hope will be many more years of making cool stuff with Netflix,” Yorkey said in a statement (via Deadline). “It’s a privilege and an unmatched thrill to make a television show that reaches around the world on the instant it launches — and an incredible opportunity not only to entertain and surprise, but maybe even say something that matters about the way we live now.”
“Brian Yorkey is a gifted storyteller who knows how to weave a mystery that’s emotional, propulsive, and rooted in relatable characters and modern life,” Netflix’s VP, Original Series, Matt Thunell said. “We’re excited about the mysteries and the human truths that lie at the heart of Echoes, and to work with Brian even more in the coming years.”
Echoes is being described as mystery thriller that will center around identical twins Leni and Gina, who share a dangerous secret. Since they were children, Leni and Gina have secretly swapped lives, culminating in a double life as adults: They share two homes, two husbands, and a child, but everything in their perfectly choreographed world is thrown into disarray when one of the sisters goes missing.
The 7-episode limited series is created and executive produced by Brian Yorkey, and Quinton Peeples, who are both serving as showrunners. It is also created and written by VanessaGazy who will executive produce along with Imogen Banks and Endemol Shine Banks Australia.
Yorkey is best known for his acclaimed Broadway rock musical titled Next to Normal, which earned him a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2010 and a Tony Award for Best Original Score. The series adaptation of 13 Reasons Why was Yorkey’s first foray into television and was his first collaboration with the streamer.