7:02am PT by Jackie Strause
Netflix Reveals First Look at Renee Zellweger in Morality Anthology 'What/If'
"What if I made you an offer too extraordinary to refuse?"
That is the question posed by Renee Zellweger's character in Netflix's upcoming neo-noir social thriller What/If.
The anthology drama — which marks Oscar winner Zellweger's first-ever TV series-regular role — will release its 10 episodes on May 24, the streaming giant announced on Tuesday. A first look (watch below) introduces Zellweger as a mastermind surrounded by recurring players that include Jane Levy, Blake Jenner, Samantha Ware, Keith Powers, Daniella Pineda, Juan Castano, John Clarence Stewart, Louis Herthum and Dave Annable.
What/If explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things. The first season of the Netflix original series focuses on a mysterious woman named Anne (Zellweger) and her lucrative but dubious offer to a cash-strapped pair of San Francisco newlyweds.
Details about the ensemble of characters are being kept quiet. Though first-look images, also released on Tuesday, seem to provide an introduction to Jenner and Levy as the cash-strapped newlyweds.
Anne, meanwhile, is described as a shrewd, mercurial venture capitalist whose success and carefully managed public persona are the result of a searing devotion to her unapologetic post-feminist doctrine, as exemplified by the title of her best-selling book, At Any Cost.
Each season will tackle a different morality tale inspired by culturally consequential source material and the power of a single fateful decision to change the trajectory of an entire life.
What/If is executive produced by showrunner Mike Kelley (ABC's Revenge and CBS' Swingtown); Melissa Loy of Page Fright; Alex Gartner and Charles Roven of Atlas Entertainment; and Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke of Compari Entertainment. The anthology is produced by Warner Bros. Television for Netflix.
See first-look images below.