Renée Zellweger set for big TV debut as lead with Netflix's anthology social thriller 'What/If'

The 10-episode anthology explores the twisted plot of what happens when conventionally acceptable people start doing not so acceptable things.


                            Renée Zellweger set for big TV debut as lead with Netflix's anthology social thriller 'What/If'

Renée Zellweger's big comeback is here, and it's in the form of something she hasn't ever explored before - a lead on Television. Zellweger has landed her first major TV role on Netflix's new show, 'What/If' that comes from the makers of 'Revenge.' She first appeared in a tleV movie 'Shake, Rattle And Rock' in 1994.

'What/If' is set to be a 10-episode anthology series from Mike Kelley and is expected to be a "social thriller." The show explores the twisted plot - what happens when conventionally acceptable people get involved in not-so-acceptable things.

Renee Zellweger speaks onstage during the Changemaker Honoree Gala during the Greenwich International Film Festival on June 1, 2017 in Greenwich, Connecticut. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Greenwich International Film Festival)
Renee Zellweger speaks onstage during the Changemaker Honoree Gala during the Greenwich International Film Festival on June 1, 2017 in Greenwich, Connecticut. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Greenwich International Film Festival)

 

According to Netflix, each season of the upcoming show will "tackle a different morality tale inspired by the culturally consequential source material and the power of a single fateful decision to change the trajectory of an entire life." With no plot twists or details being divulged yet, it's safe to conclude that it's going to be a twisted ride with lots of rash turns!

The series, co-executive produced by Kelley, Melissa Loy, Alex Gartner, Charles Roven, Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke, will also be Kelley's first ever major TV project after 'Revenge,' which had ended in 2013. Speaking of the reason behind the show's abrupt end, Kelley had said that it was a "difficult mutual decision" between himself and the studio.

No details of Zellweger's character in the show - Anne - has been revealed yet.

Melissa Loy (L) and Mike Kelley (R) will be producing Netflix's What/If. Source: Netflix
Melissa Loy (L) and Mike Kelley (R) will be producing Netflix's What/If. Source: Netflix

"Helming this series has been the ride of a lifetime, and my producing partner, Melissa Loy, and I will look back on our 'Revenge' time with deep gratitude and respect for Emily [VanCamp] and Madeleine [Stowe] and the rest of the incredible cast, our heroic crew, the dedicated and imaginative producing and writing team, and the tireless post production department," he said.

No official release date for 'What/If' has been revealed yet, but there has been an official confirmation from TVLine, that shares that production is set to begin in September.