Netflix Orders Shondaland White Home Thriller Drama, The Residence! – UPDATE

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Shondaland has scored one other collection order at Netflix, with the streamer selecting up the homicide thriller drama “The Residence,” based on Selection.

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Netflix Orders Shondaland White Home Thriller Drama, The Residence!

The collection is impressed by Kate Andersen Brower’s ebook “The Residence: Contained in the Personal World of the White Home.” It’s described as a screwball whodunnit set within the upstairs, downstairs, and backstairs of the White Home, among the many eclectic employees of the world’s most well-known mansion. The present is alleged to function “one useless physique, one wildly eccentric detective, and one disastrous State Dinner,” per Netflix.

Present has acquired an eight-episode order. Paul William Davies is the showrunner and government producer on the present. Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers government produce on behalf of Shondaland through the corporate’s Netflix total deal. Davies can also be underneath an total deal at Netflix.

This marks the most recent collaboration between Davies and Rhimes. He beforehand created the ABC authorized drama “For the Individuals,” which was produced by Shondaland. He was additionally a author on the hit ABC collection “Scandal,” which Rhimes created


Uzo Aduba has been tapped because the lead of Netflix’s Shondaland murder-mystery drama The Residence, from author Paul William Davies. Moreover, Liza Johnson (The Final of Us, The Diplomat) has been set to direct the primary 4 episodes of the collection. Davies, who serves as showrunner, government produces with Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers.

Aduba will play Cordelia Cupp, a consulting detective for the Metropolitan Police Division. Cupp is an astute observer of human habits, with a particular and – to some, unsettling – conversational model.

The brand new members are: Andre Braugher, Edwina Findley, Molly Griggs, Jason Lee, Ken Marino, Al Mitchell, Dan Perrault, Bronson Pinchot, Susan Kelechi Watson, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Mary Wiseman, Kylie Minogue, Jane Curtin and Eliza Coupe.

Giancarlo Esposito is taking over the male lead in Netflix’s Shondaland drama The Residence following the passing of Andre Braugher.

“I couldn’t be prouder and more honored to be stepping into Shondaland’s The Residence for someone that I loved and respected and cherished in Andre Braugher,” Esposito said in a statement announcing the casting. “To be afforded the opportunity to create in his honor with this incredible team extends the depth and breadth of his legacy through all of us who loved him so dearly.”

Additional cast members

E.L. Losada (“Loot,” “Los Frikis”), Matt Oberg (“Veep,” “Superstore”), Ryan Farrell (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “The Deuce”), and Alexandra Siegel (“Bosch,” “American Auto”) are the latest additions to the cast. Losada will play energy healer St. Pierre. Oberg will play deputy calligrapher Nick Simms. Farrell will play socialite Lorenzo Motta. Siegel will play socialite Valentina Motta.

Barrett Foa has been tapped for a recurring role. Foa will play Elliot Morgan, “the first gentleman” of the White House.  He knows nothing about the social culture of Washington or the expectations of his role in the White House.

Also joining the cast are Al Franken as a senator, Andrew Friedman as director of the national park police and Julian McMahon as the prime minister of Australia.


“132 rooms. 157 suspects. One dead body. One wildly eccentric detective. One disastrous State Dinner. The Residence is a screwball whodunnit set in the upstairs, downstairs and backstairs of the White House, among the eclectic staff of the world’s most famous mansion.”

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Source: Variety

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