Netflix is adding another page-turner to its growing library of thrillers, with a new series based on Pieces of Her.
The mother/daughter bestselling thriller from internationally is written by renowned crime author Karin Slaughter, whose books have been published in 37 languages and sold over 35 million copies around the world.
Pieces of Her follows an adrift young woman, whose conception of her mother is forever changed, when a Saturday afternoon trip to the mall suddenly explodes into violence,. As figures from her mother’s past start to resurface, she is forced to go on the run and on that journey, begins to piece together the truth of her mother’s previous identity and uncovers secrets of her childhood.
Showrunner Charlotte Stoudt (Homeland, House of Cards) will write the series and exec-produce along with Bruna Papandrea (Gone Girl, Big Little Lies, Wild) of Made Up Stories – a development, production and finance company committed to creating content with compelling female figures squarely at the center. Casey Haver, Jeanne Snow, and Steve Hutensky will shepherd the project for the company.
Netflix has order eight episodes, with EP Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland, Mad Men) to direct the first two episodes.