Netflix has ordered a limited series adaptation of Elin Hilderbrand’s novel “The Perfect Couple.”
Jenna Lamia (“Good Girls,” “My Best Friend’s Exorcism”) will adapt the book for the screen and serve as executive producer and showrunner. 21 Laps will produce through the company’s overall deal with Netflix, with The Jackal Group also on board to produce. Netflix gave the series a six-episode order.
In the show, which is described as a soapy mystery, it’s the 4th of July weekend and Celeste Otis is about to marry the perfect man, who just 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 wedding of the year, everyone at the party is suddenly suspicious.
Shawn Levy and Josh Barry of 21 Laps will serve as executive producers, as will Gail Berman and Hend Baghdady of The Jackal Group. Hilderbrand is also an executive producer on the series. Becca Edelman, Vice President of 21 Towers, and Moera Ainai, Project Manager at Netflix, will oversee.
This is the latest announcement regarding the screen adaptation of a Hilderbrand novel. It was announced in 2020 that her novel “28 Summers” is being adapted into a film by MRC Films. Hilderbrand’s other written works include “The Identicals”, “The Blue Bistro” books and the “Paradise” and “Winter” series.
21 Laps is best known for producing the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things,” which debuted its fourth season over the summer. The company is also producing ‘Shadow and Bone’ and ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ as well as the upcoming limited series ‘All the Light We Cannot See’.
The Jackal Group’s current slate includes projects such as ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’ for Netflix, ‘Addams Family’ animated films at MGM and Netflix’s upcoming live-action series ‘Wednesday’ and the biopic by Baz Luhrmann “Elvis”.
based on the film THE ROSE for Broadway; and a stage musical adaptation of BLACK SWAN.