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Pieces Of Her - What We Know So Far

With Netflix's seemingly endless array of film and television projects continuing to rack up critical praise and legions of viewers, the streaming titan has become a legit power player in Hollywood. That fact is all the more impressive when you consider how Netflix made the transition from successful streamer to major studio in under a decade's time, having only released the first of their in-house productions in 2013. The ensuing years have indeed seen their slate of original productions grow exponentially, and it now boasts contributions from some of the biggest names in showbiz, such as Ryan Murphy, Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Zack Snyder, and Shonda Rhimes, among others).

Netflix is set to be flush with hot new content moving forward, as well, with the streamer continuing to snatch up hot properties that'll soon be making their way to the platform. One of the hotter properties coming to Netflix is undoubtedly "Pieces of Her," a dramatic thriller based on a New Your Times best-selling novel from Karin Slaughter. Here's everything we know about "Pieces of Her" so far.

When will Pieces of Her be released?

As "Pieces of Her" has apparently worked its way to post-production (per IMDb), and is based on pre-existing material, there's quite a bit of information about the series already out in the world. First and foremost, per a recent Deadline piece, we can tell you "Pieces of Her" has been adapted into an eight part miniseries for Netflix by writer and showrunner Charlotte Stoudt, who's worked on lauded series like "House of Cards," "Homeland," and "Fosse/Verdon" in recent years. We can also tell you all eight episodes have been directed by Minkie Spiro, who teamed with Stoudt on "Fosse/Verdon," and has also directed episodes of "Better Call Saul," Marvel's "Jessica Jones," "Downtown Abbey," and "Barry."

Unfortunately, one of the great unknowns surrounding "Pieces of Her" remains when it will actually make its Netflix premiere. As with all Netflix ventures, the series will presumably drop all eight episodes at once, and if the IMDb page for "Pieces of Her" is accurate, the streamer is still eyeing a 2021 release, which leaves only a handful of months for it to pop up. However, as of this writing, Netflix bosses have not marked a firm release date for the show. We'll be sure to update this page the moment the release date for "Pieces of Her" is made official.

Who is appearing in Pieces of Her?

We may not know when we'll be seeing "Pieces of Her" on Netflix, but we do know who we'll be seeing in the series when it finally debuts. 

The producers have assembled a killer cast of players to bring the wild story of "Pieces of Her" to life. Chief among them is the great Toni Collette, who's been on a major hot streak of late with scene-chewing roles in the likes of "Hereditary," "Knives Out," "I'm Thinking of Ending Things," and "Stowaway." She'll no doubt be looking to continue that trend with a starring role in "Pieces of Her."

Joining Collette in the series is up-and-comer Bella Heathcote, who viewers will no doubt recognize from her work in projects like "Dark Shadows," "The Neon Demon," and "The Man in High Castle." Appearing alongside those formidable actors is Jessica Barden, who's earned raves of late for her work in "The Lobster," "Penny Dreadful," and Netflix's "The End of the F***ing World." Rounding out the cast of "Pieces of Her" are David Wenham ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy), Omari Hardwick ("Army of the Dead"), Joe Dempsie ("Game of Thrones"), Jacob Scipio ("Bad Boys for Life"), and Terry O'Quinn ("Lost").  

What is Pieces of Her about?

Right about now, you might be wondering exactly what exactly "Pieces of Her" is about. Per that aforementioned Deadline report, the new series is set in a quiet Georgia town, and finds Heathcote portraying Andy Oliver, a thirty-something woman who, along with her mother Laura (Collette) gets caught up in a violent incident — one that Andy is shocked to see her mother end in brutal fashion, undermining everything she thought she knew. Said event sends Andy on a cross-country sojourn to uncover the dark truth about her mother, and her family.

Along the way, the Olivers will presumably come into contact with the billionaire Queller clan, with O'Quinn playing the tough-minded patriarch Martin and Barden portraying Jane, a piano prodigy desperate for freedom. Wenham will play will play the industrious eldest Queller sibling Jasper in the series, with newcomer Nicholas Burton appearing Andrew Queller, a Stanford grad student who's best-buddies with Dempsie's charismatic Nick. Just how these stories intertwine is a mystery to those who haven't read Karin Slaughter's source novel. Given the intriguing setup, though, it will certainly be a mystery that should prove impossible not to get wrapped up in.