Netflix teams up with ‘Orange is the New Black’ creator for ‘Social Distance’ series

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Netflix teams up with ‘Orange is the New Black’ creator for ‘Social Distance’ series

JoJo Whilden

True to its title, the show will be produced remotely with its director, producer, writers, and cast all working from home

MANILA, Philippines – Orange is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan is joining up with Netflix once again for a series that explores the physically distant new reality that people around the world are experiencing due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The show will be an anthology series called Social Distance, and will capture how people are staying connected while living apart at a time where physical distancing rules are in place all over the world.

“The experience of social distancing is currently universal, but no individual story is the same. Through a broad spectrum of tales and moments, some seismic and some mundane, we hope to capture a moment in time. And we hope that Social Distance will help people feel closer to one another,” the producers said in a statement.

The show’s production could signal a new way of making TV shows in the quarantine era. According to the statement, the show’s writers will be doing work remotely, director Diego Velasco and showrunner Hilary Weisman Graham will be working from their homes, and the cast will be filming themselves on top of acting.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will be done found-footage style, with producers sending necessary tools and equpment to actors as they remain in quarantine.

Other details – including a launch date and cast – have yet to be announced. – Rappler.com

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