• Spectrum Originals and Paramount Network have picked up new, Southern Gothic mystery series, Paradise Lost (working title), from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.

 

  • Josh Hartnett (Penny Dreadful) is attached as the male lead, with Bridget Regan (Jane the Virgin) cast as Frances, the female lead. Barbara Hershey (Once Upon a Time), Nick Nolte (Gracepoint, Graves), Gail Bean (Snowfall), Danielle Deadwyler (Gifted) and Shane McRae (Sneaky Pete) also join the cast of the 10-episode series.

 

  • The series is about a psychiatrist who moves with her family from California to her husband’s hometown in Mississippi only to uncover shameful secrets that irrevocably change the lives of everyone involved. The original story is created and written by Rodes Fishburne (Blood & Oil) who will co-showrun and Executive Produce. Arika Lisanne Mittman (Dexter) also serves as writer and co-showrunner, and the pilot is directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side).

 

  • Executive producers are Rodes Fishburne, John Lee Hancock, David Kanter, Jeff Okin, Arika Lisanne Mittman and Romeo Tirone.

 

 

  • Spectrum Originals is a premier destination for premium original series available exclusively to Spectrum video subscribers on-demand and ad-free. This free service launched with the Sony and Bruckheimer-produced drama A.’s Finest, starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba. Additional projects include the highly anticipated revival of Mad About You starring original cast Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt and the Lionsgate series Manhunt: Lone Wolf. An initiative of Charter Communications, Spectrum Originals is the latest expansion of Charter’s market-leading video offerings, which include regional sports networks and its award-winning Spectrum News services. More information on Spectrum Originals can be found at https://press.spectrumoriginals.com/.

 

  • Paradise Lost is a complex, compelling series full of incredible characters, including the small town in Mississippi where it is set. We’re excited to see John Lee Hancock bring this incredible world to life, building on the vision that Rodes Fishburne and Arika Lisanne Mittman have so vividly created,” said Keith Cox, President, Development and Production, Paramount Network and TV Land.

 

  • Josh Hartnett is repped by UTA.

 

  • Bridget Regan is repped by UTA and Gasparro Management.

 

  • Barbara Hershey is repped by Pakula/King & Associates and Impression Entertainment.

 

  • Nick Nolte is repped by CAA.

 

  • Gail Bean is repped by Innovative Artists and Anonymous Content.

 

  • Danielle Deadwyler is repped by Paradigm Talent Agency and Play Management.

 

  • Shane McRae is repped by Gersh and Gasparro Management.

 

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