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Netflix picks up Super Deluxe’s new supernatural drama

Netflix picks up Super Deluxe’s new supernatural drama


The viral content machine is making its transition to TV

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Super Deluxe, the viral internet content and TV production studio owned by Turner, made a major sale today, Variety reports.

Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of a supernatural drama called Chambers, executive produced by Syriana writer and director Stephen Gaghan. The series is set in Arizona and follows a young woman who receives a heart transplant and then sets out on a journey to learn about the donor. It was written by Leah Rachel, best known for the semi-gross food blogging web series Audrey. Genre expert Akela Cooper — known for writing and producing episodes of Netflix’s Luke Cage, FX’s American Horror Story, The CW’s The 100, and NBC’s Grimm — has signed on as showrunner.

Gaghan and Super Deluxe will also produce a series adaption of the 1985 Daniel Day-Lewis film My Beautiful Laundrette, starring The Big Sick’s Kumail Nanjiani. Though, that show has yet to find a buyer.

This news comes just one month after Super Deluxe announced a TV series starring Vine star Vic Berger, co-produced by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim’s Abso Lutely Productions, and another for Instagram and YouTube star Joanne the Scammer, written by Parks and Recreation’s Joe Mande and executive produced by Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Chelsea Peretti. The startup-like studio sold its first series — This Close, a dramedy starring and written by deaf comedians Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman — to AMC’s Sundance Now streaming platform last year. It will debut at the Sundance Film Festival this month, alongside Super Deluxe’s The Passage, a new series by comedian Philip Burgers.

Plans to produce a late-night television block on TBS have seemingly stalled — the show was originally set to premiere in fall 2017 — but Super Deluxe is rapidly making good on its promise to transition from social media to television.