'Bones' Lead Emily Deschanel to Star in New Netflix Series 'Devil in Ohio'

When it comes to TV, we can't get enough of the Deschanel sisters. While Zooey starred on the Fox comedy series New Girl for seven seasons, her sister, Emily, had a successful run on the crime procedural Bones for 12 years.

Now, Emily has a whole new project lined up, which was just confirmed by Variety. The 44-year-old actress is moving from cable to streaming, with a new Netflix limited series titled Devil in Ohio.

The thriller is based off a book of the same name by Daria Polatin, which follows a psychiatrist named Dr. Suzanne Mathis, who brings a girl named Mae into her home. However, when Mae starts modeling herself after the doctor's 15-year-old daughter, Jules, things start to get twisted, and the family realizes they may have gotten themselves into a situation they can't handle. (Oh, and did we mention it's based off of a true story?)

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The series was ordered for eight 45-minute episodes. Along with Deschanel, it will feature stars like Sam Jaeger (Parenthood), Gerardo Celasco (Passions), Madeleine Arthur (Big Eyes), Xaria Dotson (American Vandal), Alisha Newton (Heartland) and Naomi Tan (Are You Afraid of the Dark?).

Polatin, who wrote the novel, will be adapting her work for the screen. She will also act as an executive producer and showrunner for the series. She has previously written for shows like Jack Ryan, Castle Rock and Heels. Rachel Miller and Andrew Wilder will executive produce alongside her.

While the release date for the limited series has yet to be announced, we will be excitedly waiting for this one.

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