Netflix has announced the upcoming release of a new series starring Renee Zellweger. “What/If,” created by Mike Kelly (“Revenge”), is scheduled to launch on the streaming platform on May 24, 2019, with 10 episodes.
The series will explore “the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things.” It will explore different issues of morality every season, with the first centering on Zellweger’s character as Anne.
The premise of “What/If” season 1 revolves around a rich woman (Anne) who offers a deal to struggling newly-weds from San Francisco. Anne is described as a “shrewd and mercurial San Francisco venture capitalist. She is magnetically charismatic, seductive, charming, even vulnerable when it serves her purpose,” as per the press release via Deadline.
“What/If” will also star Jane Levy (“Suburgatory”), Blake Jenner (“Glee”), Samantha Ware (“Glee”), Keith Powers (“Famous in Love”), Daniella Pineda (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”), Juan Castano (“Shades of Blue”), John Clarence Stewart (“Marvel’s Luke Cage”) & Dave Annable (“Brothers & Sisters”).
The show was first announced back in August after Zellweger agreed to do the series under a one-year contract.
In announcing the show, Netflix also released the very first teaser to “What/If” below.
Zellweger shot to fame after starring with Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding, Jr. in the film “Jerry Maguire.” She also earned several Oscar nominations for her roles in the musical “Chicago” and the period drama “Cold Mountain.” She became a pop culture icon for starring in a trilogy of “Bridget Jones” films with Colin Firth and Hugh Grant.
The actress has been laying low from acting for a couple of years. “What/If” would be her very first series regular TV role. However, she made her debut in acting via the TV movie “A Taste for Killing” which came out in 1992.