‘Damage’ Netflix Thriller Limited Series: What We Know So Far

Review Ethan / 2022-09-04 16:53:28

Netflix is aiming to increase its production of dramas by producing an adaptation/remake Damage. This Josephine Hart novel was first adapted as a film in 1992. The Netflix version, however, will be a limited series and is described as an “erotic thriller about obsession and desire”.

The episodes of Damage will be directed by the directors duo Glenn Leyburn and Lisa Barros D’Sa (Ordinary Love, Good Vibrations). Morgan Lloyd-Malcolm, Benji Walters wrote the scripts to Damage.

Netflix’s Damage was first announced in March 2022 during a Netflix UK event in London.  Gina Carter produces the series. Moonage’s Matthew Read and Frith Tiplady, and Gaumont’s Alison Jackson are executive producers. Gaumont UK is producing.

What’s the plot of Damage?

damage book cover

Damage book cover

Netflix’s Damage will adapt the Josephine Hart 1991 novel of the same name. This is the plot description.

Damage centers on a dangerous love triangle that emerges when the enigmatic Anna Barton (Murphy) embarks on a passionate affair with her fiancé’s father William (Armitage). Whilst Anna fights to sustain both relationships, William is drawn into an obsessive spiral.

Here’s also a version from Goodreads:

Damage is the gripping story of a man’s desperate obsession and scandalous love affair. He is a man who appears to have everything: wealth, a beautiful wife and children, and a prestigious political career in Parliament. But his life lacks passion, and his aching emptiness drives him to an all-consuming, and ultimately catastrophic, relationship with his son’s fiancée.

Damage by Josephine Hart was already adapted to live action in 1992, in a feature movie that starred Juliette Binoche and Jeremy Irons. Here’s a trailer for the film:

Which actor is in Damage?

damage cast

Netflix’s Damage will feature Richard Armitage (The Hobbit trilogy, Hannibal) and Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders, The Last Kingdom, Halo) in lead roles. Indira Vam (Game of Thrones Obi-Wan Kenobi), Rish Shah (Ms. Marvel Emmerdale) as well as Pippa Bennett-Warner and Elden Ring (Gangs of London).

What’s the production status of Damage?

Filming for Netflix’s Damage has already begun in late March 2022 in the UK. It’s currently unknown when production wraps.

What number of episodes are in Damage?

Deadline reported that Netflix’s Damage will consist of three hour-long episodes, making the whole runtime akin to a long theatrical movie.

What’s the Netflix release date for Damage?

Netflix hasn’t announced a release date for Damage, but considering a March 2022 production start, we could probably expect the movie to be released on the streamer in the first half of 2023.


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