Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Facebook Watch Orders 10 Episodes of Drama 'Sacred Lies' from Raelle Tucker and Scott Winant

Facebook Watch has ordered 10 episodes of original drama series Sacred Lies created by Raelle Tucker with Scott Winant as director.

Based on the classic Grimm Brothers tale The Handless Maiden and Stephanie Oakes' novel The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly, the drama centers on a handless teen who escapes from a cult and finds herself in juvenile detention, suspected of knowing who killed her cult leader.

Tucker and Winant will executive produce with Jason Blum, Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold. Blumhouse Television produces.

"This is a young female protagonist we've never seen on screen before," said Tucker. "She's complex, brave, funny and sometimes dangerous. And she has no hands. But she refuses to let that, or her bizarre, brutal past define her or limit her. That's the message of our series: no matter what life throws at you - ultimately only you have the power to decide what you believe and what you become. I'm beyond excited and honored to bring this unique, inspiring, badass character to life."