Netflix Limited Series ‘The Madness’: Everything We Know So Far

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Expanding its slate of thriller series, Netflix ordered a new political drama/thriller called The madness. It is scheduled to be produced by Peter Chernin of The Chernin Group, the company behind Netflix. fear street trilogy, by Idris Elba lutherand Jason Momoa, starring Dreamland.

Note: This preview was first released on January 12, 2023, and has since been updated with new information. It was last updated on February 9, 2023.

Stephen Belber and boyd both serve as co-showrunners on the new series and executive producers.

from netflix The madness will be directed and produced by a prominent television director Clement Virgowhose credits include the 2022 Netflix hit DahmerNetflix the go downthe hbo classic The wire, as well as Thousands of millions, Empire, and much more. She will direct episodes 1, 2, 7, and 8.

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Image: Clemente Virgo

Also in the director’s chair for The madness are Quyen Tran and jessica lowreydirecting episodes 3 to 6.

Peter Chernin, the production company for Chernin Entertainment, and Clement Virgo will produce The madness. Jenno Topping and Kaitlin Dahill also serve as executive producers.

Chernin Entertainment entered into a multi-year first look deal with Netflix in April 2020 and has produced nearly half a dozen projects released thus far with many more on the way.

When the project was officially announced on February 8, Netflix’s Peter Friedlander said:

“The Madness is a fresh take on the conspiracy thriller: it turns the genre on its head with its multi-layered characters, propulsive action and fast pace. We are proud to have such a powerful team assembled to bring this dynamic story to life for Netflix viewers around the world and continue to produce great entertainment with the Chernin team.”

Here’s Everything We Know About Netflix The madness:


What is the plot of The madness?

The madness it has been in development for over a year and several loglines for the series have been released.

The series’ oldest tagline was “a political thriller with a Van Jones (CNN) lookalike character at the center. When he witnesses a murder, he becomes the target of a manhunt to keep a politician’s dark and racially charged dealings secret.”

In late 2022, a more refined (but similar) summary of the project was published:

“When a newscaster witnesses a murder, he becomes the target of a manhunt to keep secret some politician’s dark and racially charged dealings.”

Netflix has since provided an updated synopsis:

“In THE MADNESS, media pundit MUNCIE DANIELS (Domingo) must fight for his innocence and his life after he stumbles across a murder deep in the Poconos woods. As the walls close in, Muncie struggles to reconnect with her estranged family and her lost ideals in order to survive.”


who is cast in The madness?

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Colman Domingo – Image: Getty Images

As of February 2023, a major cast member of The madness has been revealed, fill sunday.

Domingo is a rising star, having appeared in Zola and Fear of the living dead. He has also worked with Netflix on Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and the upcoming movie release 2023 rustin.

As mentioned above, Domingo plays the lead role of media pundit Muncie Daniels.

Reacting to the news of the announcement of the new series on Instagram, sunday said, “That is the message. Come on.”

On twitter, added, “I am beyond excited. This series is a game-changing epic thriller. Come on!”


What is the production status of The madness?

As of January 2023, Netflix The madness is in pre-production in Toronto, Canada, with a March 13 start date.

Filming will take place primarily in Canada and is scheduled to last until June 27, 2023.

for him DGCthe series has been in pre-production since January 3, 2023.


How many episodes will there be in The madness?

The limited series will consist of 8 episodes.


What is the Netflix release date? The madness?

Netflix has not set a release date for The madnessbut considering its summer 2023 filming end, the limited series should be on the platform sometime in 2024.


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