Elin Hilderbrand’s novel “The Perfect Couple” is adapted as a limited series on Netflix; Jenna Lamia set as showrunner and EP – Deadline


The New York Times Bestselling Novel by Elin Hilderbrand The perfect couple is being developed as a limited series at Netflix by 21 Laps (Stranger Things, Shadow and Bones) as part of their overall agreement. Jenna Lamia (good girls, Foreign resident) will serve as showrunner and executive producer.

The series of murder mysteries follows Celeste Otis who, on July 4, is about to marry the perfect man, who happens to be from the wealthiest family in Nantucket. But when a body is discovered floating in the harbor on the morning of what was to be the #weddingoftheyear, everyone at the party is suddenly suspicious.

The 6-episode project also comes from The Jackal Group who are set to produce.

The perfect couple is created by showrunner and executive producer Lamia. Shawn Levy and Josh Barry of 21 Laps Entertainment also serve as executive producers; Hilderbrand; for The Jackal Group, Gail Berman and Hend Baghdady.

21 Laps is the production company behind Stranger Things, whose record-breaking fourth season ranks No. 1 on Netflix’s most popular English-language TV list of all time. 21 Laps also produces shadow and bone and Unsolved mysterieswhich will both launch new seasons over the next year, as well as their limited series adaptation of the Pulitzer-winning bestseller All the light we can’t see.

Deadline recently exclusively announced the development of Hilderbrand’s novel The Nantucket Hotel at Warner Bros. Television of Krull & Co. His novel 28 summers is being adapted to the cinema by MRC Film.

Hilderbrand is replaced by UTA, InkWell Management and Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo.

Lamia is the screenwriter for Amazon’s next release My Best Friend’s Exorcism. Previously, she was a consulting producer on good girls for NBC, and co-executive producer on Annoying for MTV. Additionally, she currently plays Judy Cooper on SyFy/Peacock’s. Foreign resident.


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