Another day, another big star heading to Netflix. This time it’s Uma Thurman, who has landed a starring role in supernatural drama Chambers, which Netflix gave a 10 episode straight-to-series order to earlier this year.
Created and written by Leah Rachel, the show will follow a young heart attack survivor who becomes obsessed with the heart that saved her life. However, as she gets closer to discovering the truth about her donor’s sudden death, the more she begins taking on the characteristics of the deceased, some of which are sinister.
Thurman will play Nancy, the mother of the heart donor who forges a hesitant relationship with the young recipient, only to find out her daughter may not be as dead as she thought.
Earlier this year, Rachel compared the series to Rosemary’s Baby set in high school, before adding that it’s going to be “super dark and weird”. She went on to say:
“It follows a Native American girl who is 17. She gets a heart transplant from this rich suburban white girl, who you find out isn’t so perfect as everyone thought. There’s a lot about cultural appropriation. It has some Get Out vibes to it. It’s about growing up and sexuality and a whole lot more”.
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me And Earl And The Dying Girl) will serve as an executive producer on the series and will also direct the pilot.
Netflix shows have been hit and miss over the past few years, with some series that looked set for huge audiences being cancelled quickly – such as Gypsy and Everything Sucks! – while the streaming giant has still found enough new hits (GLOW, American Vandal) to supplement its built-in audiences. Which category will Chambers fall into?