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Netflix's Brazen - What We Know So Far

Netflix continues its push to keep subscribers tuned in and happy with a full production slate of original series and films. As reported by Deadline, the streamer's roster of original productions totaled some 70 features in 2021, including 52 English language live-actioners, 10 non-English features, and eight animated titles. In keeping with this high output of content for the streaming service is a new feature film scheduled to arrive early in the new year. Starring Alyssa Milano, the new feature is the much-anticipated mystery-thriller, "Brazen."

The forthcoming Netflix release is adapted from best-selling author Nora Roberts' 1988 novel, "Brazen Virtue." As noted on the Prabook site, Roberts is a wildly popular author of romantic thrillers frequently found leading the New York Times bestseller list, with over 500 million copies of her books in print worldwide. With all the above being said, what do we know so far about the release date, cast, and plot of Netflix's "Brazen?"

When is the release date for Brazen?

Per The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix first announced the streamer's intention to adapt Roberts' novel in January of this year. The same article noted that the feature would be directed by Monika Mitchell, whose previous work for Netflix included "The Knight Before Christmas" and the well-received series "Virgin River." In addition to those credits, Mitchell also occupied the director's chair for a series of TV movies, including "To Have and to Hold," "Woman of the House," and "Same Time Next Week" (per IMDB). Scriptwriters adapting the book for the screen included Suzette Couture, Donald Martin, and Edithe Swensen, with Stephanie Germain, Peter Strauss, and Peter Gruber attached as producers (via The Hollywood Reporter).

For the legions of fans of Nora Roberts' top-selling novels and all those Netflix subs looking for their next mystery-thriller fix, the streamer has set Thursday, January 13, 2022, as the date that "Brazen" will debut (per Netflix Life).

Who is in the cast of Brazen?

The cast list for Netflix's "Brazen" includes a roster of both well-known and up-and-coming names from both television and feature film work. Headlining the film's cast is Alyssa Milano, a name many viewers will recognize from her lengthy career starring in both movies and long-running TV series. Known for her work in the bewitching TV hit "Charmed," Milano also appeared in the film "Commando" alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and in the iconic, long-running TV sitcom "Who's the Boss?" She also had recurring roles in the sitcoms "My Name is Earl" and "Romantically Challenged" as well as a stint as the host of "Project Runway: All-Stars" for five seasons.

Also featured in the cast of "Brazen" are Sam Page, who viewers may know from his work on "Mad Men," "The Bold Type," "Switched at Birth," and "House of Cards." Barry W. Levy of "Supernatural" and Emillie Ullerup of "Battlestar Galactica" and "Chesapeake Shores" will also appear in the film.

What is the plot of Brazen?

Per Netflix's description of the film, "Brazen" finds Alyssa Milano stepping into the role of Grace McCabe, a famous, best-selling mystery writer and noted expert on crime. The film's action begins innocently enough when Grace receives an odd request to return home from her sister — odd because Grace and her sibling are estranged from each other. Hurrying back to her family's home in Washington, D.C., Grace will soon discover that nothing is as it seems with her sister, who instead of living the sedate life of a schoolteacher, has a seamy, hidden side. 

Before long, Grace will see her life imitating her books when her sister is brutally murdered, and the dead woman's secret career as a webcam performer comes to light. Ignoring the warnings of a handsome young detective Ed (Sam Page) to stay away from the case, Grace insists on helping find her sister's killer — with life-threatening consequences.