‘The Beast In Me’: Claire Danes to Headline New Netflix Limited Series

It's just one of a number of a number of limited series the streamer has recently announced.

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Netflix has just announced a new mystery thriller limited series helmed by Claire Danes. Here’s what we know so far about The Beast In Me.

We have got a bit of an idea of what we can expect from the mystery thriller courtesy of a synopsis:

“Since the tragic death of her young son, acclaimed author AGGIE WIGGS has receded from public life, unable to write, a ghost of her former self. But she finds an unlikely subject for a new book when the house next door is bought by NILE SHELDON, a famed and formidable real estate mogul who was once the prime suspect in his wife’s disappearance. At once horrified and fascinated by this man, Aggie finds herself compulsively hunting for the truth – chasing his demons while fleeing her own – in a game of cat and mouse that might turn deadly.”

As mentioned, Claire Danes is set to headline the series and is expected to play the role of the author, Aggie Wiggs. This marks the first major project Danes has starred in for Netflix beyond a camera appearance in Master of None in season 1. The multiple Primetime Emmy-winning actress is also known for roles like playing Carrie Mathison in the hit Showtime series Homeland, with other well-known roles including My So-Called Life, Fleishman Is in Trouble, Full Circle,

More cast announcements to follow.

Who’s behind The Beast In Me on Netflix?

Two heavyweights are behind this show: Howard Gordon, who will serve as the showrunner, and Gabe Rotter, the creator and primary writer.

The duo worked on The X-Files in both its incarnations. Gordon is reteaming with Danes on this project, having previously worked together on Homeland, where Gordon served as co-creator alongside Alex Gansa. Gordon’s other credits include being the showrunner for 24 and, most recently, working on Accused for Fox and Hulu.

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Pictured: Howard Gordan (left) and Gabe Rotter (right) – Courtesy of Netflix / Photo Credit: Lewis Abel

This is the latest show Netflix has set up with 20th Television. In production right now is the yet-to-be-titled Erin Foster Netflix comedy series headlined by Adam Brody and Kristen Bell.

Danes, Daniel Pearle, Conan O’Brien, Jeff Ross, David Kissinger, and Jodie Foster are executive producers on the project.

There is no indication of the production schedule for The Beast in Me yet, nor do we have any predictions on a release date, but it’d be safe to say it won’t be until 2025 at the earliest. Likewise, there is no word on the episode count at this time.

Are you going to be checking out The Beast In Me when it eventually comes to Netflix? Let us know in the comments down below.

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