Josh Hartnett (Penny Dreadful) is attached as the male lead, with Bridget Regan (Jane the Virgin) cast as Frances, the female lead. Barbara Hershey (Once Upon a Time), Nick Nolte (Gracepoint, Graves), Gail Bean (Snowfall), Danielle Deadwyler (Gifted) and Shane McRae (Sneaky Pete) also join the cast of the 10-episode series.
The series is about a psychiatrist who moves with her family from California to her husband’s hometown in Mississippi only to uncover shameful secrets that irrevocably change the lives of everyone involved.
The original story is created and written by Rodes Fishburne (Blood & Oil) who will co-showrun and Executive Produce. Arika Lisanne Mittman (Dexter) also serves as writer and co-showrunner, and the pilot is directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side).
The executive producers are Rodes Fishburne, John Lee Hancock, David Kanter, Jeff Okin, Arika Lisanne Mittman and Romeo Tirone.
“Paradise Lost is a complex, compelling series full of incredible characters, including the small town in Mississippi where it is set. We’re excited to see John Lee Hancock bring this incredible world to life, building on the vision that Rodes Fishburne and Arika Lisanne Mittman have so vividly created,” said Keith Cox, President, Development and Production, Paramount Network and TV Land.