Prime Video has unveiled several first-look snaps from its upcoming Dead Ringers series, starring Rachel Weisz – and it's just as chic and bloody as you'd expect from a remake of a David Cronenberg flick.
In the six-episode show, which was written by The Wonder scribe Alice Birch, Weisz plays Beverly and Elliot Mantle, identical twin sisters with two very different personalities, who work at a successful OBGYN clinic together. In the original 1989 thriller, tensions between the co-dependent siblings-turned-colleagues (portrayed by Jeremy Irons) rise when meek Beverly falls hard for one of their patients. After she discovers that both of them have masquerading as the same person to spend time with her, their relationship starts to disintegrate, pushing each of them to their own kind of madness.
Judging by the vibe of the stills, it seems safe to assume that the adaptation will follow the same story. Britne Oldford (Umbrella Academy), who can be seen in one of the snaps below, Kevin Anton (Gotham), Michael Chernus (Severance), Jeremy Shamos (Better Call Saul), Emily Meade (Boardwalk Empire), Poppy Liu (Hacks), and Jennifer Ehle round out the supporting cast.
A first look at #DeadRingers starring Rachel Weisz. The limited series is coming April 21. pic.twitter.com/29vf0CCmypFebruary 14, 2023
Birch executive produces alongside Weisz, Megan Ellison, Stacy O'Neil, James G. Robinson, Sue Naegle, Ali Krug, Barbara Wall, David Robinson, Erica Kay, Anne Carey, and Sean Durkin, whose best known works include Martha Marcy May Marlene and The Nest. Durkin is also geared up to direct a few episodes, while Karyn Kusama, Lauren Wolkstein, and Karena Evans helm the rest.
Dead Ringers will premiere on Prime Video on April 21. In the meantime, check out the other new TV shows are heading out way in 2023 and beyond.