Friday, January 26, 2024

Peacock Gives Series Order to Limited Series 'Long Bright River' Starring Amanda Seyfried

Peacock has today given a series order to the original limited series Long Bright River starring Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Amanda Seyfried (The Dropout, Mank). 

Based on the novel by Liz Moore, the suspense thriller tells the story of Mickey (Seyfried), a police officer who patrols a Philadelphia neighborhood hard-hit by the opioid crisis. When a series of murders begins in the neighborhood, Mickey realizes that her personal history might be related to the case.

Moore co-developed the series with Nikki Toscano. They will executive produce with Seyfried, Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty, Amanda Lewis, Amy Pascal and director Hagar Ben-Asher. Universal Content Productions, Sony Pictures Television, Original Film and Pascal Pictures will produce.

"Long Bright River tells a story about the collective power of an underserved community," said Moore and Toscano. "We are thrilled that Amanda Seyfried will lead this series about how those initially perceived as victims can band together to regain their power. Moore's family history and her work with harm-reduction and community-service organizations in Philadelphia informed the series, which aims to portray with compassion the lives of those struggling with addiction and the family members who love them."