Thursday, October 6, 2022

Starz Orders 8 Episodes of Drama 'The Venery of Samantha Bird' Starring Katherine Langford

Starz has today given a series order to the original drama series The Venery of Samantha Bird starring Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why, Knives Out). The first season will produce 8 episodes.

While visiting family in New England, Samantha Bird (Langford) reconnects with her childhood sweetheart and falls headlong into a seemingly perfect storybook romance. But underneath their fever dream lurks a more unsettling interpretation of this affair. The series is a haunting portrayal of addictive love and the repercussions that a relationship has on the families in a small New England town.

Anna Moriarty created the drama, with Salvatore Stabile serving as showrunner. They will executive produce with Jessica Rhoades. Rachel Polan will serve as a co-executive producer, with Jessica Yu as a consulting producer. Lionsgate Television, Paramount Television Studios and Pacesetter Productions will produce.

"The Venery of Samantha Bird is the perfect complement to our slate of provocative, immersive storytelling that leans into the female gaze," said Kathryn Busby, President of Original Programming, Starz. "Katherine is an incredible talent who will bring this modern romance of addictive love to life."