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Netflix nabs Kyle Chandler for lead role in upcoming thriller series

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Kyle ChandlerLet’s be real, we never doubted Coach Taylor Kyle Chandler would land on his feet following the premature cancelation of grossly underappreciated NBC series Friday Night Lights. But boy oh boy, has the Emmy winner’s career flourished of late, with small but notable supporting roles in recent and future Oscar victors “Argo,” “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

Of course, you win some, you lose some, so most recently Chandler’s seen the Ridley Scott-directed The Vatican pilot surprisingly get the boot. Only the actor couldn’t have stayed out of work for long, and it’s Netflix that reportedly snapped him up for a fresh long-term project.

As in at least 13 episodes. All set to go live at once, in good old Netflix fashion. As the show is untitled and lacking any other cast members, it’s unlikely to be done in time to “air” this year.

But hey, it’s surely worth the wait, being described as a “psychological thriller centering on a family of adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when the black sheep oldest brother returns home”. Not convinced of the potential?

How about if I tell you it’s written and executive produced by Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler, teaming up again after creating Golden Globe-winning crime drama series Damages? Also, Sony Pictures TV (Masters of Sex, Hannibal, The Blacklist, Justified) is on board with some invested moolah.

Sounds a little like Friday Night Lights on steroids, right? Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose!

Via [Deadline]

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  • Dolphin

    I read yesterday that the ‘black sheep’ brother has been cast. And filming begins in April. We won’t have to wait toooo long. :)