Marsha Stephanie Blake, Gabrielle Graham Join Colman Domingo in Netflix Limited Series Conspiracy Thriller The Madness


Netflix’s limited series The Madness, led by Colman Domingo has added four new cast members, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Gabrielle Graham, John Ortiz, and Tamsin Topolski to its line up.

The conspiracy thriller follows media pundit Muncie Daniels, played by Domingo, who finds himself embroiled in a murder investigation after discovering a crime scene in the Poconos woods. As the walls close in, Muncie strives to reconnect with his estranged family and lost ideals in order to clear his name.

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Blake will play Elena Daniels, the mother of Muncie’s 15-year-old son, while Graham portrays Kallie, the adult daughter of Muncie. Ortiz plays Franco Quinones, a longtime FBI field agent with strong convictions and a relentless approach to his work, and Topolski portrays Lucie Snipes, a woman at a crossroads in her life who has to choose between right and wrong.

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. The Madness hails from Chernin Entertainment, via its first-look deal with Netflix, creator and co-showrunner Stephen Belber and co-showrunner VJ Boyd.

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.”

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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.

“The Madness” is another addition to Netflix’s growing lineup of original content. The streaming platform has been producing a wide range of shows and movies, from comedies to dramas, and has been attracting some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. With its talented cast and crew, “The Madness” promises to be a thrilling and thought-provoking addition to Netflix’s already impressive lineup.

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