Brian Yorkey, the writer of 13 Reasons Why, has inked a multi-year deal with Netflix, which includes a limited series thriller called Echoes. Yorkey has a Broadway history, having starred in the rock musical Next to Normal, which premiered in 2008.
It tells the story of a mother who suffers from bipolar disorder and the effects it has on her family. It went on to earn three of the eleven Tony Award nominations it received, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2010. He would, however, eventually go from the stage to the film.
Yorkey went on to create a Netflix series based on Jay Asher’s 2007 novel 13 Reasons Why. The drama broadcast for four seasons between 2017 and 2020. After his classmate Hannah (Katherine Langford) commits suicide and leaves behind a collection of tapes outlining why she did it, Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) is drawn into the story. Despite some outcry over whether or not the show glorified suicide, it continues to be a popular series.
Yorkey has inked a multi-year agreement with Netflix, which includes his upcoming series Echoes, according to THR. He’ll be working on this project with Vanessa Gazy (Eden) and Quinton Peeples (Runaways). Leni and Gina, identical twins, are the heroes of Echoes.
They have switched lives, unseen to the rest of the world. As a result, once they reach adulthood, they live a double existence. They have duplicates of everything, including houses, husbands, and a child. When one of the sisters vanishes, the world they created comes crashing down. The thriller will consist of seven episodes.
Netflix has signed partnerships with a number of directors, including Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners. Despite the fact that numerous filmmakers first rebelled against the streaming giant, several have since changed their minds. Netflix has always been famous for collecting everything they can in a “let’s see what sticks” mentality. However, it has been able to provide audiences with a lot of good content that would not have otherwise had a home. As Echoes evolves, stay tuned for additional information.