Earlier this year, we learned that a limited series adaptation of Daria Polatin’s debut novel Devils in Ohio (pick up a copy) HEI) was in development at Netflix. Now the series is being filmed in Vancouver, and it has been revealed that Emily Deschanel is in the lead role. The eight episode series will show what happens
when the hospital psychiatrist Dr. Suzanne Mathis has hosted a mysterious cult escape. Her world is turned upside down as this strange girl’s arrival threatens to tear her own family apart.
The description of the novel Devils in Ohio, which is said to be “based on a true story”, offers some more information:
When fifteen-year-old Jules Mathis comes home from school to sit with a strange girl in her kitchen, her psychiatric mother reveals that Mae is one of her patients in the hospital and stays with her family for a few days. But soon Me puts on Jules ‘clothes, sleeps in her bedroom, shoots her out of her position on the school paper and flirts with Jules’ crush. And Mae has no intention of leaving.
Then things get weird.
Jules steps in on a half-dressed Mae, amazed to see: a pentagram carved in Mae’s back. Jules collects clues and discovers that Mae is a survivor of the strange cult set in a nearby town. And the cult will stop at nothing to get Mae back.
Deschanel, best known for her 12 season run in the show Bars, starring Sam Jaeger as Peter, Gerardo Celasco as Detective Lopez, Madeleine Arthur as Mae, Xaria Dotson as Jules, Alisha Newton as Helen, and Naomi Tan as Dani.
As we first heard about you Devils in Ohio show, Emma Tammi – Director of The wall an den In the dark Movies Delivered in the Blood Mound – was attached to executive products and guided the pilot. Tammi is not mentioned in today’s variety on the show; instead, the list of directors consists of John Fawcett (Ginger Snaps), Brad Anderson (Session 9), Leslie Hope (Christmas on the Bayou), and Steven A. Adelson (Riverdale).
Polatin, who also worked as a writer and producer on television Castle Rock in the Jack Ryan, wrote the adaptation of her novel and serves as showrunner in the series. She is also an executive producer alongside Rachel Miller of Haven Entertainment and Andrew Wilder. Devils in Ohio is produced by Ian Hay.