Netflix has acquired the limited series, “The Madness”, starring Emmy winner Colman Domingo. The show, which is a conspiracy thriller, comes from creator Stephen Belber and Chernin Entertainment, which has a first-look deal with the streaming platform.
In “The Madness”, Domingo plays media pundit Muncie Daniels, who becomes embroiled in a murder investigation after stumbling upon a crime scene deep in the Poconos woods. Muncie must navigate a treacherous path, reconnecting with his estranged family and rediscovering his lost ideals in order to clear his name and stay alive.
The series is a unique take on the conspiracy thriller genre, with multi-layered characters, fast-paced action, and a swift pace that sets it apart from other shows in the same genre. According to Peter Friedlander, Vice President of Scripted Series for Netflix in the US and Canada, “We are proud to have such a powerhouse team assembled to bring this dynamic story to life for Netflix viewers around the world, and to continue producing great entertainment with team Chernin.”
Belber, who is also known for his work on “The Laramie Project” and HBO’s “O.G.”, will serve as a co-showrunner alongside V.J. Boyd, who has worked on popular shows like “Justified” and “S.W.A.T.”
Clément Virgo, who has worked on the popular series “Greenleaf,” will direct the first and final two episodes of the series and will also serve as an executive producer. Quyen Tran, known for her work on “Maid,” and Jessica Lowrey, who has worked on “Perry Mason,” will each direct two middle episodes.
Chernin Entertainment’s President, Jenno Topping, praised the work of Belber and Boyd, saying, “Stephen Belber and VJ Boyd thrive in creating suspense-driven emotional stories that connect with broad audiences. We look forward to seeing them bring this timely conspiracy thriller to life and to continue our partnership with Netflix.”
Domingo is a highly sought-after actor with a diverse body of work, including his Emmy award-winning performance on HBO’s “Euphoria” and his role as Victor Strand in “Fear The Walking Dead.” He has also been critically acclaimed for his film work in “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Selma,” “Lincoln,” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” among others.