11:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Emma Roberts to Star in Netflix Ice Skating Drama 'Spinning Out'
Emma Roberts is hitting the ice for Netflix.
The streaming giant has handed out a 10-episode, straight-to-series order for the ice skating drama Spinning Out, with Roberts attached to star.
Roberts will play Kat Baker, an up-and-coming, high-level singles skater who is about to turn in her blades after a disastrous fall took her off the competition track. When Kat seizes an opportunity to continue her career as a pair skater with a talented bad-boy partner, she risks exposing a fiercely kept secret that could unravel her entire life. On and off the ice, Kat and her new partner will face daunting odds, injuries to body and soul, financial sacrifice and even a potential mental breakdown on their way to realizing their Olympic dreams.
Samantha Stratton (Mr. Mercedes) and Lara Olsen (90210) will executive produce and serve as co-showrunners. The project hails from Tory Tunnell and Joby Harold of Safehouse Pictures, whose credits include WGN America's Underground as well as the features King Arthur and My Blind Brother. Harold's credits include Edge of Tomorrow and writing DC's upcoming feature The Flash. Safehouse's Matt Schwartz is also on board as a co-exec producer.
Stratton, a former competitive figure skater, counts The Arrangement, Search Party, Agent X and Star-Crossed among her credits.
Private Practice, Reign, Netflix's Free Rein and CBS' upcoming Blood and Treasure are among Olsen's credits.
For her part, Roberts is currently onscreen on FX's American Horror Story, where she has been a regular castmember in the Ryan Murphy anthology. Her credits include Who We Are Now, In a Relationship, Nerve and We're the Millers. She next will appear in Paradise Hills.
Olsen is repped by CAA and Hirsch Wallerstein. Tunnell and Harold are repped by CAA and Bloom Hergott. Roberts is with CAA and Sweeney Entertainment. Stratton is with ICM, Industry and Hansen Jacobsen.
A premiere date for Spinning Out has not been determined.