Prime Video Orders Thriller with Jessica Biel & Elizabeth Banks


Prime Video has ordered a series adaptation of Alafair Burke’s thriller novel The Better Sister from Tomorrow Studios, with Jessica Biel (The Sinner, Candy) and Elizabeth Banks (Call Jane, Pitch Perfect) to star and executive produce.

In The Better Sister, Chloe moves through the world with her handsome lawyer husband Adam and her teenage son by her side, while her estranged sister Nicky struggles to make ends meet and stay clean. When Adam is brutally murdered, the prime suspect shocks their family and unveils long-buried secrets.

Olivia Milch (Ocean’s 8) and Regina Corrado (Mayor of Kingstown) are attached to serve as showrunners, while Craig Gillespie (Pam & Tommy) is on board to director. Milch, Corrado and Gillespie will also executive produce. Author Burke will consult on the series.

The Better Sister is being co-produced by Tomorrow Studios and Amazon MGM Studios. It will debut exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.

“Beyond being an enticing thriller full of twists and turns, The Better Sister is a gripping story about family feuds and forgiveness,” said Vernon Sanders, head of television at Amazon MGM Studios. “The brilliant duo of Jessica Biel and Elizabeth Banks are sure to bring these characters to life in the most authentic way alongside Olivia, Regina, Craig and the talented team at Tomorrow Studios. The series is in the best hands to bring Alafair Burke’s original IP to life for our global Prime Video customers.”

“We are ecstatic to be adapting Alafair Burke’s captivating novel into a television series with Prime Video,” said Marty Adelstein, founder and CEO of Tomorrow Studios, and Becky Clements, president and partner. “This has been a true labor of love for the entire team at Tomorrow Studios. The intricacies of sisterhood at every age are a dynamic we are all excited to explore inside of a taut thriller. It is a privilege to be working with showrunners as talented as Olivia Milch and Regina Corrado on the first project in our new venture with incomparable director and EP Craig Gillespie. We all feel so lucky to have landed Jessica and Elizabeth as our starring sisters and collaborators—a tour de force matchup in this propulsive new series.”

“I’m excited to be re-teaming with Tomorrow Studios on this taut psychological thriller,” commented Gillespie. “When I read Olivia and Regina’s propulsive scripts, I knew I wanted to be a part of it, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with these two world-class actresses for the first time. Watching them as rivaling sisters is going to be a blast.”

Milch and Corrado added, “We are so grateful to Tomorrow Studios for supporting us as we’ve explored the world of this family. Craig Gillespie, who tells vital and bold stories of people willing to go to extremes, brought the perfect vision for the series. And we couldn’t feel luckier to have Jessica and Elizabeth, who have awed us with their rich and layered work, as partners bringing these sisters and their secrets to life.”