Josh Hartnett (Penny Dreadful) and Bridget Regan (Jane the Virgin, The Last Ship) are set to enter the Southern Gothic world of Spectrum Originals and Paramount Network‘s Paradise Lost (originally Heaven Of Hell). Created and co-written by co-showrunner Rodes Fishburne (Blood & Oil), the 10-episode series stems from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.
Paramount Network’s Paradise Lost focuses on a psychiatrist (Regan) who moves with her family from California to her husband’s (Hartnett) hometown in Mississippi only to uncover shameful secrets that irrevocably change the lives of everyone involved. Joining Hartnett and Regan on the series are Barbara Hershey (Once Upon a Time), Nick Nolte (Gracepoint, Graves), Gail Bean (Snowfall), Danielle Deadwyler (Gifted), and Shane McRae (Sneaky Pete).
“Paradise Lost is a complex, compelling series full of incredible characters, including the small town in Mississippi where it is set. We’re excited to see John Lee Hancock bring this incredible world to life, building on the vision that Rodes Fishburne and Arika Lisanne Mittman have so vividly created.”
– Keith Cox, President – Development and Production, Paramount Network/TV Land
Arika Lisanne Mittman (Dexter) joins Fishburne as writer and executive producer/co-showrunner, with a pilot episode directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) who executive produces alongside David Kanter, Jeff Okin, and Romeo Tirone. Paradise Lost is expected to begin production shortly in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
For the Paramount Network, Paradise Lost joins the second season of hugely popular series Yellowstone, as well as Imagine Entertainment’s recently announced series 68 Whiskey and the new Darren Star series Emily in Paris with Lily Collins. Spectrum Originals’ current slate of original series includes drama L.A.’s Finest with Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba as well as the upcoming Mad About You revival/sequel series starring original cast Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt and anthology series series Manhunt: Lone Wolf.