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Jessica Biel to Lead & Produce Limited Crime Thriller The Good Daughter at Peacock

The project is based on Karin Slaughter's bestselling novel of the same name.

By Josh Weiss
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Jessica Biel, the Emmy Award-nominated actress known for turning in powerful performances on The Sinner and Candy, has officially landed at Peacock.

The NBCUniversal platform announced that Biel will star in and executive produce an upcoming limited series entitled The Good Daughter — based on Karin Slaughter's bestselling novel of the same name (the book was originally published in 2017 by William Morrow). Slaughter is on board to write all the episodes and serve as executive producer.

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What is The Good Daughter About?

Described by Peacock as a "suspenseful crime drama" and "psychological suspense thriller," The Good Daughter centers around the two Quinn sisters — Charlotte (Biel) and Samantha (casting for this role is TBD) — who have spent close to three decades trying to repair their lives following a pasta trauma.

"When another attack splinters the small town of Pikeville, Charlotte is the first witness on the scene. Now a lawyer like her father, she’s forced to confront her own demons as the case twists through one shocking revelation after another," reads the synopsis. "In the end, both she and Samantha find themselves wondering if the price of being the good daughter was worth it after all."

"The point of crime fiction is to hold a mirror up to society," Slaughter told PBS Books in 2017. "We do talk about violence and criminal acts, but it's in service of a greater story. And when I wrote this book, I was very conscious that it could almost be a Victorian novel, because it talks about family, society, rich and poor, rural versus urban, have versus have not. The Quinns in this town I created, they're the weird people in town because they don't think the way everybody else thinks. But the fact is ... every small town has the family that doesn't belong and that's what makes them belong."

Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky and Casey Haver will executive produce the adaptation on behalf of Made Up Stories (Pieces of Her, Big Little Lies, Wolf Like Me). Biel and Michelle Purple are executive producers for Iron Ocean.

When Will The Good Daughter Premiere on Peacock?

Peacock has yet to announce a premiere date for the limited series. Be sure to check back in with us for regular updates!

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