WarnerMedia has handed out ten-episode orders for two new series, both hailing from Netflix’s “Maniac” creator Patrick Somerville who will write, executive produce and serve as showrunner on both shows for Paramount TV and WarnerMedia Entertainment.
One is the half-hour divorce comedy “Made For Love” based on Alissa Nutting’s tragicomic novel. S.J. Clarkson is directing and exec producing.
The story follows a thirtysomething woman on the run after ten years in a suffocating marriage to an unstable, needy, possibly sociopathic tech billionaire.
Soon she discovers that her husband has already implanted a revolutionary monitoring device in her brain, allowing him to track her, watch her, and know her thoughts and feelings as she tries to stay alive.
The other is the hourlong post-apocalyptic limited drama series “Station Eleven” based on the international bestseller by Emily St. John Mandel, with Hiro Murai directing and executive producing.
Spanning multiple timelines, it tells the stories of survivors of a devastating flu as they attempt to rebuild and reimagine the world anew while holding on to the best of what’s been lost.
Both series are being made exclusively for the upcoming WarnerMedia streaming service. Somerville has also worked on “The Leftovers,” “The Bridge” and “24: Live Another Day”.