There’s one former President who won’t just be playing golf and writing his memoirs. After spending seven seasons playing President Fitzgerald Grant on ABC’s hit ‘Scandal’, Tony Goldwyn is going straight back to work on the new Netflix supernatural drama ‘Chambers’. The series was picked up straight to series in January, with a ten episode first season.
Chambers centers on a young heart attack survivor who becomes consumed by the mystery surrounding the heart that saved her life. But the closer she gets to learning the truth about her donor’s sudden death, the more she takes on the characteristics of the deceased… some of which are troublingly sinister.
Goldwyn will play Ben Lefevre, the father of the heart donor, Becky. After his daughter’s death, he becomes even more devoted to The Annex Foundation, a New Age spiritual center. Ben exhibits warmth and business acumen on the outside, but underneath, hides “a mystical bent that knows no bounds.” Ben owns some sort of business related to The Annex Foundation, called Annex Power.
Uma Thurman will play his wife, the mother of the deceased Becky. Leah Rachel (‘Audrey’) created the show and wrote the pilot. Akela Cooper (‘American Horror Story’, ‘Luke Cage’, ‘The 100’) will serve as showrunner. Stephen Gaghan (‘The Voyage of Doctor Doolittle’) will serve as executive producer, along with Rachel and Cooper. ‘Chambers’ will be produced via Gaghan’s Super Deluxe studio and will be its first television series.
Goldwyn has had a long distinguished career, appearing in TV shows like ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’ and ‘Without A Trace’, providing the voice of ‘Tarzan’ in the 1999 Disney animated film, and appearing in films like the ‘Divergent’ series and ‘The Belko Experiment’. One of his most iconic roles, however, was as the villain Carl Bruner in the classic ‘Ghost’.
The show is only in pre-production, so it’s unknown when it will finally be available on Netflix, but most likely, the earliest would be this fall, although it’s entirely possible that it won’t be released until next year.
Stay tuned for more updates!
Source: TV Line