Netflix has ordered a limited series called “The Beast in Me” with Claire Danes set to star. The series is created by Gabe Rotter, with Howard Gordon serving as showrunner. Danes and Gordon previously worked together on the hit Showtime series “Homeland,” where Danes starred and Gordon co-created and executive produced. The official logline for “The Beast in Me” follows acclaimed author Aggie Wiggs, played by Danes, as she finds an unlikely subject for a new book in her mysterious neighbor Nile Sheldon, a real estate mogul who was once the prime suspect in his wife’s disappearance.

Gabe Rotter, the writer, creator, and executive producer of “The Beast in Me,” has recently worked on “The X-Files” revival at Fox. Howard Gordon will serve as showrunner and executive producer, and Danes will also executive produce while starring in the series. Daniel Pearle will write and executive produce, with Conan O’Brien, Jeff Ross, David Kissinger, and Jodie Foster also executive producing. The series is produced by 20th Television. Danes has won three Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes for her work on “Homeland” and the HBO movie “Temple Grandin.” Her film credits include “The Hours,” “Shopgirl,” and “Romeo + Juliet.”

Howard Gordon, known for his work on shows like “24,” “The X-Files,” and “Beauty and the Beast,” has co-created series such as “Accused” and “Tyrant.” He has received 14 Emmy nominations in his career and has won three, including one for best writing for a drama series for “Homeland.” “The Beast in Me” promises to showcase Danes’ talent as she portrays Aggie Wiggs and explores the complex dynamics with her mysterious neighbor Nile Sheldon. The series will delve into themes of obsession, truth, and consequences, creating a compelling and suspenseful narrative for viewers.

Claire Danes is represented by WME, Signpost Management, and Ziffren Brittenham, while Gabe Rotter is represented by CAA and The Shuman Company. Howard Gordon is represented by WME, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Gendler Kelly & Cunningham. Fans of Danes and Gordon’s previous work on “Homeland” can expect a riveting performance from Danes as she navigates the emotional turmoil of Aggie Wiggs and confronts her own inner demons. The collaboration between Danes, Rotter, and Gordon promises to deliver a gripping and thought-provoking series that explores the depths of human nature and the complexities of relationships.

With a talented cast and crew behind the scenes, “The Beast in Me” is poised to be a captivating series that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Danes’ portrayal of Aggie Wiggs, a grieving mother and acclaimed author, promises to be a tour de force performance that showcases her versatility and depth as an actress. As the series unfolds, viewers will be drawn into a world of mystery, intrigue, and psychological drama, as Aggie navigates the dark and dangerous path of uncovering the truth about her enigmatic neighbor. The collaboration between Danes, Rotter, and Gordon is sure to result in a compelling and emotionally resonant series that will leave a lasting impact on audiences.

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