As Netflix enjoys the success of their most recent release of House of Cards and new series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Bloodline, the streaming service locks down another new series with a big name attached to star.
The Hollywood Reporter reported on Thursday that Netflix had secured the rights to the new series being created by Brit Marling and partner Zal Batmanglij. The service has picked up eight hourlong episodes of the new drama, The OA.
According to THR, the premise of the drama series is being closely guarded and kept under wraps, but Marling will star and co-write alongside Batmanglij, who will direct. The OA will premiere in 2016. The OA marks the first TV series Marling and Batmanglij have created. It follows their work on 2011’s Sound of My Voice, and 2013’s The East, both of which they co-wrote — Batmanjlij directed and Marling starred.
Netflix has been busy lately as they have also saved the fourth season of Longmire, debuted new shows such as Marco Polo, and await the debuts of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, a live-action Legend of Zelda series, Sens8 from the Wachowski duo, and Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down.
They also acquired the film rights to Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation, which will debut on the service with a possible small theatrical run.