A new interpretation. Following critical acclaim Karin Slaughterit’s Pieces of her novel, Netflix brought the thrilling characters and story to life with a limited series starring Toni Collette.
“It’s crazy because it’s all set in Australia,” Slaughter said of the show’s production during a July 2021 interview with the Orange County Register. “They were set up to film in Vancouver and then the pandemic hit. Toni is from Australia and the producer knows how to put on a show there. It’s so weird to see pictures of Toni holding the blue Samsonite suitcase I talked about on my laptop while in my pajamas, and suddenly there she is, realised.
Slaughter’s original novel – which was first published in August 2021 – follows the mysterious Laura Cooper and her daughter Andrea. While Andrea thinks she knows everything about her mother, it turns out their simple life in the seaside town of Belle Isle has hidden her mother’s previously unknown past. After a typical shopping spree explodes into violence, Andrea discovers a whole new side to her mother that changes everything.
After the book’s success, the streaming giant commissioned a TV adaptation of Slaughter’s novel in February 2019 from the showrunner. Charlotte Stoutt and executive producers Bruna Papandrea and Lesli Linka Glatter.
“They haven’t done any casting yet, but yesterday I was in the writers’ room, which was really surreal,” said the False witness the author previously teased the progress of the show for the Hollywood journalist in April 2019. “Seeing the names of the characters and their different stories on the board…it’s just a weird moment because it’s all so internal. And seeing other people say, ‘Oh, we talked to someone from witness security” and we get information about all this stuff I had in my head that I wrote down in my pajamas on my laptop trying to get my cat away from this…. There’s now 20 people working there. It’s really crazy. I’m excited.”
The series, which will debut in March 2022, follows the Australian native as Laura, which was a tough role to get into.
“Each scene was more emotionally demanding than I anticipated,” Collette said. vogue during an interview published in February 2022. “I had no idea how intense it was going to be and I was really exhausted at the end. I think I let myself be fooled because I wouldn’t have it maybe not done if I had known where it would take me.
the Incredible alum continued at the time, “Love it [my character is] so complicated and you rarely know what she’s thinking. She appears to be a single person until we learn that she isn’t exactly who or what she seems. Over time, the spotlight on Laura – who is celebrated as a heroine by the press – sets off a violent chain of events, and when shady figures from her past reappear, she is forced to confront the ghosts of her former life. .
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