Dee Rees To Direct Psychological Thriller Series ‘Saint X’ For Hulu

Dee Rees (Mudbound) has signed on to direct the series adaptation of Alexis Schaitkin‘s 2020 novel Saint X for Hulu. Leila Gerstein (Hart Of Dixie) will write the show, with her, Rees, and Schaitkin also serving as executive producers alongside Stephen Williams (Watchmen).

The novel follows the disappearance of Alison Thomas, a young American woman who mysteriously vanishes while on holiday in the Caribbean, and later turns up dead. The formal investigation into her death yields little results and the case goes unsolved.

Years later, Alison’s sister Claire, only seven years old at the time of the murder, encounters one of her sister’s suspected killers by chance, pushing her into investigating the truth of Alison’s untimely death. But the pursuit of truth may be a dangerous one, and involves digging into her sister’s past to discover the reality of the girl she didn’t get to know growing up.

Hulu has ordered eight episodes. Saint X will join other book-to-TV adaptations on the platform that include The Handmaid’s Tale, Little Fires Everywhere, Normal People, Shrill: Notes From A Loud Woman, and Nine Perfect Strangers.

Rees’ last film was The Last Thing He Wanted, an adaptation of the Joan Didion novel.

She’s currently developing a new version of Porgy And Bess for the screen, and is also working on upcoming war drama series Masters Of The Air, which also boasts the directing talents of Cary Joji Fukunaga, Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, and Tim Van Patten.

There’s currently no release date for Saint X.

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