An adaptation of Karin Slaughter’s latest novel, Pieces of Her, is coming to Netflix! The show is currently being developed at Made Up Stories, and, though we don’t have an air date yet, we do have a couple of details to hold us over in the meantime.
The eight-episode series will center on speech therapist Laura and her daughter Andy, depicting the way their relationship turns on its head after the pair experiences a shooting at a restaurant.
A Washington Post article tells us that rather than hiding or running, Laura takes down the shooter, fatally wounding him. Laura doesn’t remain an unsung hero for long, though, since a bystander records the entire altercation. The video, which shows Laura’s face, circulates and dredges up dangerous people from Laura’s past; consequently, Laura and Andy must flee to save their lives.
The series will be produced by a team of three women: Charlotte Stoudt, Lesli Linka Glatter, and Bruna Papandrea.
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Stoudt will act as the showrunner and writer. She has written in the past for shows like Homeland and House of Cards, so Pieces of Her seems to be right up her alley.
Lesli Linka Glatter will direct the first two episodes of the series. She has directed shows ranging from gory dramas like The Walking Dead to cult comedies like Freaks and Geeks.
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Bruna Papandrea, through her company Made Up Stories, aims to create content by women and about women, something that will be visible in the show as we follow these two complex women subverting traditionally masculine roles.
At least we have plenty of time to read (and reread) the book until the Netflix adaptation comes out!