The television maestro Damon Lindelof (Watchmen) is returning to the small screen once more and this time it’s to create the drama series Mrs. Davis at Peacock. The Emmy Award-winner will team up with Tara Hernandez (Young Shelton) as the project has been given a straight to series order by the streamer, as reported by Indiewire.
Lindelof is known for creating many of what is considered the best television series of the 21st century, including the ABC drama Lost, the HBO supernatural series The Leftovers, and the HBO limited series Watchmen. The later of which won best limited series at the Emmy Awards. In addition to television, Lindelof has also written and directed various films including Tomorrowland and The Hunt.
Susan Rovner, the chairman of entertainment content at NBCUniversal, released a statement on the upcoming series picked up by Indiewire: “I am so excited to be working with Damon and Tara on what I believe will be the next must-binge series for Peacock…“From ‘Lost,’ to ‘The Leftovers,’ to ‘Watchmen,’ Damon’s work is synonymous with content and storytelling that doesn’t just break through the clutter, but also storms onto the scene and demands that you watch or risk being left out. Tara’s experience on ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Young Sheldon’ brings ‘Mrs. Davis’ a sense of humor and unexpected storytelling I feel confident will engage viewers and fans for seasons to come.”
Lindelof himself released a statement regarding the upcoming project which was picked up by Deadline: “Tara Hernandez is an astonishingly original talent. Talking about Mrs. Davis with her was one of the few things that kept me sane through the pandemic. … I can’t wait for the world to be introduced to both of them.”
Many elements of Mrs. Davis remain unknown, with the plot being kept in the dark. According to Deadline, the series contains: “A dark satirical edge and focuses on a world where almost all decisions are made via algorithm. Containing secrets within secrets, each season will center on a particular mystery or dilemma that will be resolved by the end of the cycle.”
Hernandez will be serving as the series showrunner and executive producer. Lindelof will also executive produce and co-write the script. The first season will contain ten episodes.