Lily Rabe and Amy Brenneman to Star in TNT’s ‘Deadlier Than the Male’

Lily Rabe and Amy Brenneman Star in Deadlier Than the Male
Amy Brenneman at the world premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ‘Frozen’ (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

TNT is moving forward with Deadlier Than the Male, a new thriller the network’s just greenlit that will begin shooting in New Orleans this summer. TNT confirmed the upcoming suspense drama will star Lily Rabe (American Horror Story), Enrique Murciano (Without A Trace), Hamish Linklater (Legion, Fargo), Chiara Aurelia (Pretty Little Liars), and Amy Brenneman (The Leftovers).

Deadlier Than the Male (the series’ working title) will be executive produced by Bruna Papandrea (Big Little Lies), Harriet Warner (Call the Midwife, Mistresses), and Casey Haver of Made Up Stories. Warner wrote the script and Houda Benyamina (Divines) directed the series’ pilot.

Deadlier Than the Male is the holy grail of complicated female characters with a thrilling, layered storyline that will excite and shock audiences,” stated Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT. “Harriet Warner, Bruna Papandrea, Houda Benyamina, Lily Rabe and Amy Brenneman are truly a dream team who have brought their brilliant creativity and talent to this mystery series.”

“I couldn’t be more thrilled for Made Up Stories first tv series to have such incredible women behind and in front of the camera,” added Bruna Papandrea. “Harriet Warner is a sublime talent. Houda Benyamina is a filmmaking force to be reckoned with and it has already been an amazing experience collaborating with this great cast and the incredible team at TNT.”

The Plot: Deadlier Than the Male an intense, morally complex thriller about three damaged people trying to start over. The series centers on a trio of characters each with a mysterious and troubling past, including Emma (Rabe), a young woman who once looked into the eyes of a dangerous killer, John (Linklater), a former serial predator desperate to find redemption and Mary (Brenneman), a grieving mother obsessed with finding her missing daughter. As each of them is pushed to the edge, the truth about their pasts and motives grows ever murkier, blurring the lines between victim and perpetrator.