Netflix has a new thriller on the way, this time from best-selling author Karin Slaughter. The new series is based on Slaughter’s novel called “Pieces of Her,” which was published by William Morrow, and Netflix has already ordered eight episodes of the new series. The company stopped short of announcing a premiere date for the original series, and we don’t have any casting details yet, but that information should be released over the next few months as the show enters into production.
Netflix described the series adding “When a Saturday afternoon trip to the mall with her mother suddenly explodes into violence, an adrift young woman’s conception of her mother is forever changed. As figures from her mother’s past start to resurface, she is forced to go on the run and on that journey, begins to piece together the truth of her mother’s previous identity and uncovers secrets of her childhood.”
If you rather read the original work before diving into the Netflix adaptation, you can find Slaughter’s work right here on Amazon.
Slaughter’s books have been published in 37 languages and sold over 35M copies around the world. She has written over 18 novels including New York Times bestsellers “Pretty Girls” and “The Good Daughter.”
Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland, Mad Men) will direct the first two episodes and will serve as Executive Producer with writer, showrunner, and fellow Executive Producer Charlotte Stoudt (Homeland, House of Cards).
Other Executive Producers include Bruna Papandrea (Gone Girl, Big Little Lies, Wild) of Made Up Stories. Netflix also announced that Casey Haver, Jeanne Snow, and Steve Hutensky will shepherd the project for the company.
The adaptation was announced shortly after Netflix confirmed that José Padilha (Narcos, Robocop, Elite Squad, Elite Squad: The Enemy Within) would direct the feature film “Dead or Alive.” The deal comes on the heels of Padilha’s successful collaborations with Netflix, “Narcos” and the hit Brazilian series “O Mecanismo,” which is set to launch season two.