‘Sirens’ Dark Comedy From ‘Maid’ Creator a Go at Netflix

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Netflix has greenlit the next project from Maid creator and showrunner Molly Smith Metzler.

The streamer has ordered Sirens, a limited series that’s described as a dark comedy that explores “women, power and class.” The series comes from Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap banner (which also produced Maid), and the Barbie star and producer is an executive producer.

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Sirens is based on Metzler’s play Elemeno Pea, which she wrote during her time as a student at Juilliard. It centers on two sisters, Devon and Simone, and Devon’s concern that Simone has an unhealthy relationship with her new boss, socialite Michaela Kell. According to the show’s logline, “Michaela’s cult-ish life of luxury is like a drug to Simone, and Devon has decided it’s time for an intervention. When Devon tracks her sister down to say WTF, she has no idea what a formidable opponent Michaela will be. Told over the course of one explosive weekend at The Kells’ lavish beach estate, Sirens is an incisive, sexy, and darkly funny exploration of women, power, and class.”

The series is the first to result from an overall deal Metzler signed with Netflix in the wake of Maid’s success. That series, based on a memoir by Stephanie Land, was among the most watched original streaming shows of 2021 and earned three Emmy nominations, including a writing nod for Metzler.

Metzler, whose credits also include Shameless and Orange Is the New Black, will executive produce Sirens via her Quiet Coyote banner. LuckyChap’s Robbie, Dani Gorin and Tom Ackerley also exec produce. LuckyChap’s Maureen Shepard and Quiet Coyote’s Colin McKenna are producers.

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