Netflix Orders “Unbelievable” To Series

Netflix has given an eight-episode limited series order to “Erin Brockovich” writer Susannah Grant’s new project “Unbelievable” at CBS TV Studios.

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning article “An Unbelievable Story of Rape” which was based on a “This American Life” radio series episode, the story follows a teenager named Marie who was charged with lying about having been raped, and the two female detectives who followed a twisting path to arrive at the truth.

Grant will serve as showrunner and co-wrote the series with Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman. All three writers along with Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and news anchor Katie Couric will executive produce.