Here’s what we know so far about the new pyschological thriller from Netflix, which may debut by year’s end: It’s still untitled. It comes from Todd Kessler, the creator and writer of Damages (who, by the way, based the Glenn Close character on David Chase, for whom Kessler worked on The Sopranos). Johan Renck (Breaking Bad, Downloading Nancy) will direct the pilot episode, which will be written by Kessler, his brother Glen, Daniel Zelman, all three of which will also produce the show.
What’s it about? A close-knit family of adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when the black sheep oldest brother, Danny, returns home.
Here’s your black sheep brother, Ben Mendelsohn. I liked him a great deal in Killing Them Softly, and I’m convinced he had an uncredited one-second cameo in Wolf of Wall Street, but no one can verify it.
Here’s the younger sister, Jacinda Barrett. You may know her from the Real World, or perhaps Suits, where she’s had a few episodes opposite her real-life husband, Gabriel Macht.
Here’s the oldest brother, and the ostensible lead, Kyle Chandler. You may know this guy from his most popular series, Early Edition, Tour of Duty, and Homefront. You probably haven’t seen him in anything else. He’s handsome.
The other sister will be played by Linda Cardellini. I know, right? You’re getting a cast boner. Put a pillow over it, and let’s move on.
Now, the icing on the cast cake? Sissy Spacek, who only has seven Oscar nominations and one win. NO BIG DEAL.
You might just want to pencil in a weekend at the end of this year or early 2015 to spend with your Netflix account.