Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Amazon Orders Drama 'The Better Sister' Starring Jessica Biel and Elizabeth Banks

Amazon has today given a series order to the original drama series The Better Sister starring Jessica Biel (The Sinner, Candy) and Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect). An episode count and premiere date window were not immediately announced.

Based on the novel by Alafair Burke, the series will meditate on the terrible things that drive sisters apart and ultimately bring them back together. Chloe (Biel) moves through the world with her handsome lawyer husband Adam and teenage son Ethan by her side while her estranged sister Nicky (Banks) struggles to stay clean and hustles to make ends meet. When Adam is brutally murdered, the prime suspect sends shockwaves through the family, laying bare long-buried secrets.

Olivia Milch developed the series and will serve as co-showrunner alongside Regina Corrado. They will executive produce with Biel, Banks, Annie Marter, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Alissa Bachner and director Craig Gillespie. Burke is set as a consultant. Amazon MGM Studios, Tomorrow Studios and Fortunate Jack Productions will produce.

"Beyond being an enticing thriller full of twists and turns, The Better Sister is a gripping story about family feuds and forgiveness," said Vernon Sanders, Head of Television, Amazon MGM Studios. "The brilliant duo of Jessica Biel and Elizabeth Banks are sure to bring these characters to life in the most authentic way alongside Olivia, Regina, Craig. and the talented team at Tomorrow Studios. The series is in the best hands to bring Alafair Burke's original IP to life for our global Prime Video customers."