Renee Zellweger has landed the lead role in an interesting new series coming to Netflix called What/If. According to Deadline, the series explores "the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things. 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." Here are some additional details on the character that Zellweger will be playing:
The 10-episode first season focuses on two struggling newlyweds who accept a powerful woman’s (Zellweger) ethically perilous proposition to secure a badly needed financial windfall.
Zellweger’s Anne is a shrewd and mercurial San Francisco venture capitalist. She is magnetically charismatic, seductive, charming, even vulnerable when it serves her purpose. But she’s also a virtuoso of deception with a cauldron of destructive secrets, including a deeply buried metaphorical deal with the devil that set the course for her life back when she was still just a girl herself.
The series was created by writer and showrunner Mike Kelley (Revenge) and director Robert Zemeckis is also an executive producer on the series. The show has been given a 10-episode series order and with Netflix's great track record for producing good series, I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
Zellweger hasn't really been doing much lately, so it's good to see her land a big role in a series like this. It should be a great project for her.