Friday, August 13, 2021

FX Orders Limited Series 'Retreat' Created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij

FX has today given a series order to the original limited series Retreat from The OA creators Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij. An episode count and premiere date window were not immediately announced.

The mystery series has a new kind of detective at the helm - a Gen Z amateur sleuth named Darby Hart. Darby and 11 other guests are invited by a reclusive billionaire to participate in a Retreat at a remote and dazzling location. When one of the other guests is found dead, Darby must fight to prove it was murder against a tide of competing interests and before the killer takes another life.

Marling and Batmanglij will write and direct the series. Moreover, Marling will star in a key role in the series. They will also executive produce with Andrea Sperling. FX Productions will produce.

"Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij have delivered a suspenseful story that updates the classic mystery genre with a bold new character for our times," said Gina Balian, President of Original Programming, FX Entertainment. "We are thrilled that Brit and Zal and the rest of the creative team will bring this series to life with their unique points of view and care."