Netflix has already ordered 10 episodes of “Spinning Out,” a new drama series from creator Samantha Stratton. In the new series Emma Roberts will star as Kat Baker, an up-and-coming, high-level single skater who’s about to turn in her skates after a disastrous fall took her off the competition track.
The story picks up when Kat seizes an opportunity to continue her career as a pair skater with a talented partner, she risks exposing a fiercely kept secret that could unravel her entire life.
Netflix teased the story adding, “On and off the ice, Kat and her new partner will face daunting odds, injury to body and soul, financial sacrifice, and even potential mental breakdown on their way to realizing their Olympic dream.”
The show is being Executive Produced by co-showrunners, Samantha Stratton (Mr. Mercedes) and Lara Olsen (90210) along with Tory Tunnell (Safehouse) and Joby Harold (Safehouse).
Roberts recently completed production on “Paradise Hills,” the directorial debut of Spanish helmer Alice Waddington. This Fall, Roberts is starring in the eighth season of Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” on FX. Other recent credits include “Who We Are Now,” “In a Relationship,” “Nerve,” and “We’re The Millers”.
Netflix hasn’t confirmed the additional castings at this time and we are still waiting on a release date for the new series. Fans of Roberts will have to keep this one on the back-burner for now.
The video streaming service also announced that Leslye Headland (Sleeping with Other People, Bachelorette) will write and direct “Tell Me Everything”. Earlier this year Netflix announced that the company has acquired the feature film rights to Cambria Brockman’s thriller.
Set at an elite college in small town New England, the story follows the shifting alliances and romantic entanglements of six tight-knit students…until one of them is murdered. Headland recently wrapped the first season of Netflix’s original series “Russian Doll” which she created with Natasha Lyonne & Amy Poehler.