Netflix has picked up a new limited drama series based on the best-selling book by Sarah Pinborough. The series, called “Behind Her Eyes,” will have six episodes and is expected to start production in the UK later this year.
According to the announcement, Steve Lightfoot and Angela LaManna are writing the adaptation, with Eliza Mellor serving as a producer on the project. Left Bank Pictures, in association with Sony Pictures Television, is producing the limited series for Netflix.
If you like to read the book before watching the adaptation, you can find Behind Her Eyes right here on Amazon.
It’s a tricky situation for Steve Lightfoot, who recently wrapped production on Netflix’s “The Punisher” Season 2. With Netflix chopping down Marvel series left and right, no one knows if “The Punisher” is getting a third season. Netflix has already ended “Daredevil,” “Iron Fist,” and “Luke Cage,” with only “The Punisher” and “Jessica Jones” remaining on the platform. Netflix stated that while Lightfoot is based in the US, he will still be available for “Behind Her Eyes” even if “The Punisher” is renewed. With Lightfoot in the United States and “Behind Her Eyes” shooting in the UK, Lightfoot won’t be on the set for the “day-to-day” operations the company stated, but will still be part of the project whether or not “The Punisher” moves forward.
The official description from Netflix reads: “Since her husband walked out, Louise has made her son her world, supporting them both with her part-time job in a psychiatrist’s office. Her world is thrown off kilter when she begins an affair with her new boss David and matters take an even stranger turn when she’s drawn into an unlikely friendship with his wife Adele. What starts as an unconventional love triangle soon becomes a dark, psychological tale of suspense and twisted revelations, as Louise finds herself caught in a dangerous web of secrets where nothing and no-one is what they seem.”
Netflix did not confirm a premiere window at this time, and we will most likely learn about casting once the limited-series starts shooting.