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'Damages' creators get Netflix deal
Because anyone these days who does a deal with Netflix gets a.) attention; b.) a shot at binging heaven; and c.) a lot of money, this is indeed notable: The creators of "Damages" have secured a deal with the streamer extraordinaire for a new family drama.
That "Damages" threesome, by the way, is composed of Todd Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler (AKA "KZK") and because they wrote one of the finest dramas of the past 10 years (first and second seasons in particular) this is bound to get a lot of notice.
Here's how Netflix -- which says the show will go into production next year -- describes this 13-episode commitment: It "centers on a family of adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home."
And here's a joint addendum from the creators: "The series is a tightly wound thriller that explores the complex bonds between parents and children, brothers and sisters, and the rivalries, jealousies and betrayals at the core of every family,”
The Kesslers are brothers, so read into this what you will. They are also superb writers for the medium, so read further into that even a bit more: This should, and hopefully will, be good. Arrival next year. No word on casting -- but I wonder if Glenn Close (above) is doing anything next year?