Josh Hartnett has signed on to lead an upcoming series titled Paradise Lost from Spectrum Originals and Paramount Network. The series is described as a southern gothic mystery revolving around a psychiatrist who moves with her family from California to her husband’s hometown of Mississippi. There, she uncovers shameful secrets that irrevocably change the lives of everyone involved.
Hartnett will play the male lead, while Jane The Virgin star Bridget Regan is on board as the psychiatrist. The series will run for 10 episodes.
Blood & Oil co-creator Rodes Fishburne has created and written the series, and will serve as showrunner alongside Arika Lisanne Mittman (Dexter). The pilot will be helmed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, The Founder).
Hartnett is a long way from his teen heartthrob days of the late 90s, when he was best known for roles in The Virgin Suicides and The Faculty. However he’s still putting in good work on shows such as Penny Dreadful, and likes to pick his movie projects carefully. It’ll be interesting to see him back in a lead role.
Paradise Lost is Paramount Network’s latest original series. Their most high profile one, Taylor Sheridan‘s Yellowstone, which was just picked up for a second season.
Also in development is the drama 68 Whiskey from Brian Grazer and Ron Howard‘s Imagine Entertainment, as well as the dramedy Emily In Paris. Lily Collins is on board to star in that one.