The Crown Star to headline new limited series from the creators of OA


Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij have been close collaborators for a decade, but their favorite Netflix sci-fi series The OA arguably brought them new levels of attention, at least among the online community.

The ambitious sci-fi mystery was originally scheduled to last for five seasons, and there was an outcry on social media when the streaming service canned it after two. Fans started petitions and paid for a demanding Times Square digital billboard The OA, as an overly devoted supporter staged a hunger strike outside Netflix’s Los Angeles headquarters in protest, Marling and Batmanglij even showed up to offer food and water.

It was a bit excessive, but the good news for those who still cry The OA is that the duo’s latest limited series has found a trail, with Deadline revealing that The crownGolden Globe winner Emma Corrin to headline Retreat.

The intriguing premise finds Corrin’s Darby Hart and eleven other guests invited to participate in a secret retreat hosted by a reclusive billionaire. When one of their own is found dead, the amateur sleuth seeks to prove it was murder before the potential runaway killer strikes again.

Marling and Batmanglij will write, direct and produce the limited series set up at FX, and Retirement promises to be another cult classic of the genre in the making.


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