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James Wan’s Atomic Monster Lands ’56 Days’ Thriller at Amazon (Exclusive) – WhatsNew2Day


Amazon Studios goes back to the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic for its latest TV project.

The tech giant’s studio arm is developing a TV thriller based on 56 days, a 2021 bestselling novel by Catherine Ryan Howard. Lisa Zwerling (ER, when we get up) and Karyn Usher (Bones, Prison Break) modify the book, and M3GAN producer James Wan’s Atomic Monster banner co-produces with Amazon Studios.

Howard wrote 56 days during pandemic lockdowns in Dublin in 2020, and it’s also set during that time. The logline reads: “56 days is a psychological thriller that tells the story of an intense, erotic romance that turns deadly. It follows two young professionals, going off on their own in a new town, who quickly become entangled in a fraught relationship that leads to a powerful intimacy that is soon broken open by their secrets… and to murder.

Zwerling and Usher met while working for John Wells Productions at the start of their careers. They formed Carpool Entertainment in 2016 and ran the Starz drama together The Rook. They have sold projects to AMC, HBO and other outlets.

Atomic Monster’s TV productions include Prime Videos I know what you did last summerCBS’ MacGyver and an upcoming Peacock series based on the novel Stinger by Robert McCammon.

Zwerling and Usher will executive produce 56 days along with Wan, Michael Clear and Rob Hackett from Atomic Monster. Howard is co-exec producer and Atomic Monster’s Danielle Bozzonne will oversee development.

Zwerling is represented by WME and JSSK; Usher, by WME and Felker Toczek; Howard, by Aevitas Creative Management and WME; and Wan, by CAA, Stacey Testro International and Myman Greenspan.

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