Welcome to series television -- and the world of streaming -- Renée Zellweger!
We haven't seen too much of the Oscar winner in the past few years, except for "Bridget Jones's Baby" in 2016 and "Same Kind of Different as Me" in 2017. She has some film projects lined up, but now she also has this new Netflix series "What/If."
According to Netflix, "What/If" is a "social thriller" series that will explore the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things. Each season is meant to tackle a different morality tale inspired by culturally consequential source material, and the power of a single fateful decision to change the trajectory of an entire life.
Zellweger has a one-year series regular deal for "What/If." This will be her first major TV role. She plays a character named Anne; Deadline shared more details:
"I hear the 10-episode first season focuses on two struggling newlyweds who accept a powerful woman’s (Zellweger) ethically perilous proposition to secure a badly needed financial windfall.
Zellweger’s Anne is a shrewd and mercurial San Francisco venture capitalist. She is magnetically charismatic, seductive, charming, even vulnerable when it serves her purpose. But she’s also a virtuoso of deception with a cauldron of destructive secrets, including a deeply buried metaphorical deal with the devil that set the course for her life back when she was still just a girl herself."
Interesting. So it sounds like this will be another anthology (like so many other shows these days, which is fine) focusing on new characters and stories each season.
"What/If" comes from "Revenge" creator Mike Kelley. The rest of the executive team is pretty impressive, too. Executive Producers: Mike Kelley, Melissa Loy (Page Fright); Alex Gartner, Charles Roven (Atlas Entertainment); Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke (Compari Entertainment).
In addition to this series, we can also look forward to seeing Zellweger as Judy Garland in the musical biodrama "Judy," which will arrive in theaters either in late 2018 or sometime in 2019.
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