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Netflix Orders Psychological Thriller Series From "Damages" Creators

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Together, the Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated Writers/Executive Producers Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler co-created the award winning legal thriller "Damages." Todd A. Kessler also wrote and produced the second and third seasons of HBO's "The Sopranos"; Michael Mann's "Robbery Homicide Division," and the first season of NBC's " Providence." Kessler began his career as a playwright working with David Rabe, and segued into film and television when Spike Lee hired him as a screenwriter. Kessler graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University with a degree in Dramatic Literature and Playwriting, and has twice been a Visiting Artist at Harvard, teaching screenwriting seminars. He has been nominated for seven Emmys® and three Golden Globe Awards®, as well as a Writers Guild of America Award and a Producers Guild Award. Daniel Zelman has co-authored seven screenplays. Zelman's first collaboration with the Kesslers was on "The Inside," a series the brothers created for FOX. Before turning to writing, Zelman received his master of fine arts degree from New York University's Tisch School of Arts Graduate Acting Program. Zelman went on to appear as an actor in film, television and on-stage in New York, where he acted in many Off- Broadway Plays and on Broadway in Tony Kushner's Angels in America. Zelman has been nominated for three Emmy® Awards, a Golden Globe® award, a Writers Guild of America Award and a Producers Guild Award. Glenn Kessler began his career as a playwright and an actor in film, television, and on stage. He segued into television writing working on Michael Mann's CBS drama Robbery Homicide Division. Since then, Kessler has created dramas for 20th Century Fox, Universal, USA, and Imagine Television. Kessler holds a Master in Fine Arts from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program. He graduated with honors from Harvard University where he earned a degree in English and American Literature. Kessler has been nominated for three Emmy® Awards, a Golden Globe® award as well as a Writers Guild of America Award and a Producers Guild Award.

About Netflix, Inc. Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with more than 37 million members in 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

About Sony Pictures Television Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre including comedy, drama and reality series, telefilms and theatrical releases, for every platform.  SPT is a leader in local language production around the world with 19 production companies outside the US, and also sells SPE-owned formats in approximately 88 countries.  SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio includes 124 channel feeds, which are available in 159 countries reaching more than 800 million households.  Additionally, SPT owns multiplatform video service Crackle and is a part owner of GSN, 3net, FEARnet, and ITN Networks, Inc.

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