Madeleine Arthur will star in Netflix’s ‘Devil In Ohio’.
Deschanel will lead the series, which is based on the book of the same name by Daria Polatin and is inspired by a true story. Additional cast members include Sam Jaeger as Peter, Gerardo Celasco as Detective Lopez, Madeleine Arthur as Mae, Xaria Dotson as Jules, Alisha Newton as Helen, and Naomi Tan as Dani.
The series is currently in production in Vancouver. Netflix has ordered eight 45 minute episodes. Polatin is adapting her book for the screen and will also serve as executive producer and showrunner in the series. Rachel Miller of Haven Entertainment will also executive produce along with Andrew Wilder. Ian Hay will serve as producer. John Fawcett, Brad Anderson, Leslie Hope, and Steve Adelson are all attached to direct.
The description of the novel Devil in Ohio, which is said to be “based on a true story”, offers some more information:
When fifteen-year-old Jules Mathis comes home from school to find a strange girl sitting in her kitchen, her psychiatrist mother reveals that Mae is one of her patients at the hospital and will be staying with their family for a few days. But soon Mae is wearing Jules’s clothes, sleeping in her bedroom, edging her out of her position on the school paper, and flirting with Jules’s crush. And Mae has no intention of leaving.
Then things get weird.