Uzo Aduba has been cast in the upcoming Netflix series “The Residence” from Shondaland duo Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers.
The show is a murder-mystery series set in the White House and is based on the book “The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House”.
Here’s the official logline for The Residence, per Netflix: “132 rooms. 157 suspects. One dead body. One wildly eccentric detective. One disastrous State Dinner. The Residence is a screwball whodunnit set in the upstairs, downstairs and backstairs of the White House, among the eclectic staff of the world’s most famous mansion.”
Aduba will play Cordelia Cupp, a detective for the Metropolitan Police Department who is an astute observer of human behavior.
The show will be eight episodes long and is produced by Shondaland and Paul William Davies.
Paul William Davies, who previously teamed with Shondaland on ABC’s Scandal and For the People, serves as showrunner and exec produces alongside Rhimes and Beers. The eight-episode series stems from Shondaland’s overall deal with Netflix as well as Davies’ pact with the streamer.
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