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Peacock Announces Limited Series Long Bright River Starring Amanda Seyfried
The suspense thriller, based on Liz Moore’s New York Times bestselling novel of the same name, is also executive produced by Seyfried.
Peacock has announced the limited-series order of suspense thriller Long Bright River, starring and executive produced by Emmy® Award-winning and Academy Award®-nominated actor Amanda Seyfried (The Dropout).
What is Long Bright River about?
Based on Liz Moore’s New York Times bestselling novel of the same name, Long Bright River is a suspense thriller series that tells the story of Mickey (Seyfried), a police officer who patrols a Philadelphia neighborhood hard-hit by the opioid crisis. When a series of murders begins in the neighborhood, Mickey realizes that her personal history might be related to the case.
“Long Bright River tells a story about the collective power of an underserved community," series creators and executive producers Liz Moore and Nikki Toscano said. "We are thrilled that Amanda Seyfried will lead this series about how those initially perceived as victims can band together to regain their power. Moore's family history and her work with harm-reduction and community-service organizations in Philadelphia informed the series, which aims to portray with compassion the lives of those struggling with addiction and the family members who love them.
Who created the limited series?
Toscano (The Offer, Hunters) and Moore will write and executive produce, with Toscano serving as showrunner. Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty and Amanda Lewis will executive produce for Original Film and Amy Pascal will executive produce for Pascal Pictures. Hagar Ben-Asher (Bad Boy, Dead Women Walking) will direct and executive produce the first episode. The series comes from Sony Pictures Television and UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group.