Prime Video Gives Series Order for The Girlfriend


Prime Video has given a straight-to-series order for The Girlfriend, based on Michelle Frances’ thriller novel of the same name.

Robin Wright (House of Cards) is attached to direct and star in the series, which tells the story of a mother who believes her son’s new girlfriend isn’t who she says she is. Olivia Cooke (House of the Dragon, Sound of Metal), Laurie Davidson (Mary & George) and Waleed Zuaiter (Gangs of London) are also set to star.

The series centers on Laura, played by Wright, who has a wonderful career, a loving husband and her precious and only son, Daniel. Her seemingly perfect life is blown apart when Daniel brings home his new girlfriend Cherry, played by Cooke. After an uncomfortable first meeting, Laura becomes convinced that Cherry isn’t who she says she is, and Laura refuses to stand by and watch her son be deceived and manipulated. Whether Cherry is a manipulative social climber or Laura is just paranoid and possessive is a matter of perspective.

The Girlfriend is being produced by Imaginarium Productions and Amazon MGM Studios.

The Girlfriend is a suspenseful family drama about the collapse of a mother and son’s bond, shown through relatable themes of love, greed and power,” said Vernon Sanders, head of television at Amazon MGM Studios. “We’re thrilled to work with Imaginarium and Robin Wright in adapting Michelle Frances’ compelling story for our global Prime Video customers.”

“Robin Wright and Olivia Cooke are the perfect pairing for this tangled, spiraling thriller, and The Imaginarium is excited to have the best partner in Amazon MGM Studios,” added Jonathan Cavendish of The Imaginarium.

Wright said, “I’m thrilled to be directing and acting in this wildly delicious psychological thriller filled with plot twists and surprising character turns, and to be working with such talented actors, Olivia and Laurie, and an overall amazing cast and crew… so excited!”

“To have Robin Wright both star and direct is beyond my wildest dreams,” Frances added. “She is the perfect ‘Laura,’ and I can’t wait to see her bring The Girlfriend to the screen.”