Monday, December 11, 2023

Amazon Gives Series Order to Drama 'Obsession' Created by Lisa Zwerling and Karyn Usher

Amazon has today given a series order to the original drama series Obsession based on the novel "56 Days" by Catherine Ryan Howard. 

After meeting randomly in a supermarket, Oliver and Ciara fall for each other fast, and dangerously hard. Fifty-six days later, homicide investigators arrive at Oliver's apartment to find an unidentified body - brutally murdered and intentionally decomposed. Did he kill her? Did she kill him? The series intercuts between an intense single day in the present investigation and the twisted trajectory of the young lovers' affair in the past.

Lisa Zwerling and Karyn Usher developed the drama. They will executive produce with James Wan, Michael Clear and Rob Hackett. Howard will serve as a co-executive producer. Amazon MGM Studios and Atomic Monster will produce.

"It's a privilege to be trusted by the ingenious Catherine Ryan Howard in adapting the engrossing story of 56 Days for the screen," said Nick Pepper, Head of U.S. SVOD wholly owned development, Amazon MGM Studios. "I have no doubt that the visionary team of James Wan, Lisa Zwerling, and Karyn Usher will transform this page-turner into a must-see original series for Prime Video subscribers around the globe."