Blake Jenner is joining the cast of Netflix’s What/If, a new series described as a social thriller. Jenner joins Renee Zellweger (Same Kind of Different As Me) and Jane Levy (Castle Rock) who were previously announced to star in the series. What/If marks Oscar winner Zellweger’s (Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Cold Mountain) first starring role in a television series.
The series was created by Mike Kelley (Revenge, Swingtown). Kelley will serve as the showrunner and will executive produce along with Melissa Loy, Alex Gartner, Charles Roven, Robert Zemeckis, and Jack Rapke.
According to Netflix, the first season will consist of 10 one-hour episodes. Netflix hasn’t announced when filming will get underway or when we can expect the series to premiere.
The What/If Plot: Social thriller What/If 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.
The series stars Renée Zellweger (Jerry Maguire, Chicago, the Bridget Jones movies) in the role of Anne. Blake Jenner will play Sean.
Details on Blake Jenner, Courtesy of Netflix:
“Jenner most recently starred in the indie heist film American Animals starring alongside Evan Peters, Ann Dowd and Barry Keoghan. Jenner starred in the critically-acclaimed feature The Edge of Seventeen opposite Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson for legendary producer Jim Brooks. He also appeared alongside Logan Lerman and Elle Fanning in Sidney Hall for Academy Award-winning director Shawn Christensen. Jenner was the lead in Richard Linklater’s nostalgia comedy feature Everybody Wants Some!!.
Television credits include playing series regular, Ryder Lynn, on the hit comedy Glee and a recurring role on the hit Supergirl. Jenner first broke out on the second season of The Glee Project where he was selected as one of fourteen contestants to compete and ultimately won the competition, landing him a role on Glee. This weekend, Jenner finished out a run as Christian to Peter Dinklages’s Cyrano in the Goodspeed Musicals’ Cyrano, a new take on the Edmond Rostand classic Cyrano de Bergerac adapted by Erica Schmidt in collaboration with members of the Grammy Award-winning indie alternative band The National.”