Disney’s FX is creating a new pilot called “The Bends”, which is a brand new drama from Paul Attanasio (Homicide) and executive producer Warren Littlefield (Dopesick).
This pilot is based on Gerald Seymour’s novel, “Killing Ground”, and is being adapted by Paul Attanasio. The thriller series follows a seemingly perfect American family in Berlin whose secrets come to light when they hire a new nanny, unaware that she is trying to expose the parents’ corrupt financial and familial ties.
According to Deadline, the pilot will be directed by Mike Barker, who has previously directed “Hit & Run” and he will be a executive producer, along with Paul Attanasio, Warren Littlefield, Ann Johnson, Graham Littlefield, Lisa Harrison, and Kathy Ciric.
The series will be produced by 20th Television and The Littlefield Company, who have an overall deal with Disney’s 20th Television and ABC Signature Studios.
Should this pilot be picked up for a full series, it’s likely that this show will be released as a Star Original on Disney+ around the world and on FX/Hulu in the United States.