Netflix’s ‘Pieces of Her’ Season 1: Everything We Know So Far

Review Ethan / 2022-09-08 04:48:06

Pieces of Her is an upcoming Netflix drama thriller developed by Homeland‘s Charlotte Stoudt and Lesli Linka Glatter with the former serving as writer and showrunner. Minkie Spiro, (Downton Abbey and Better Call Saul) will direct all episodes. Bruna Papandrea, who previously worked as a producer for such shows as Big Little Lies or Gone Girl is also attached to this project.

Netflix’s Pieces of Her is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by author Karin Slaughter who is also a producer on the show. The production company behind Pieces of Her is Papandrea’s Made Up Stories that is also behind Netflix’s upcoming anthology series Anatomy of a Scandal as well as HBO’s The Undoing starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant.


From left: showrunner Charlotte Stoudt, producer Lesli Linka Glatter and director Minkie Spiro

What date will Pieces of Her debut on Netflix?

We can confirm, thanks to the trailer release, that Pieces of Her's first season will now be streamable on Netflix starting Friday, March 4, 2022.

What’s the plot of Pieces of Her?

Although the plot synopsis of Pieces of Her may be longer than other TV summary, it still does its job of explaining the series' premise.

“What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all? Andrea knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows she’s spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle; she knows she’s never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she’s never kept a secret in her life. Because we all know our mothers, don’t we? But all that changes when a trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. Because it turns out that before Laura was Laura, she was someone completely different.

For nearly thirty years she’s been hiding from her previous identity, lying low in the hope that no one would ever find her. But now she’s been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again. The police want answers and Laura’s innocence is on the line, but she won’t speak to anyone, including her own daughter. Andrea is on a desperate journey following the breadcrumb trail of her mother’s past. And if she can’t uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for either one of them.”

Which cast member is in Pieces of Her

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The cast of Pieces of Her: Toni Collette, Bella Heathcote, David Wenham, Terry O’Quinn, Jessica Barden, Calum Worthy, Joe Dempsie, and Jacob Scipio

Pieces of Her's main cast has been revealed throughout 2020. Toni Collette, a Primetime Emmy winner and Golden Globes nominee will portray Laura Oliver (the mother with an enigmatic past). On the surface, Laura is described as “seemingly the perfect Southern woman, devoted to her work as a speech pathologist and to her disaffected daughter, Andy.”

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Bella Heathcote, known for her roles in Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle and The Neon Demon, will play Andy Oliver, Laura’s daughter who embarks on a journey to discover her mother’s past. Heathcote’s role is described as “a college dropout living in her mother’s garage apartment, aimless and struggling for direction and the complete opposite of her mother.”

Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings actor David Wenham will play Jasper Queller, a man from Laura’s secret past life. The eldest of three Queller brothers, he is driven to succeed his billionaire father. Pieces of Her will be Wenham’s and Collette’s third collaboration after 1996’s “Cosi” and 1998’s “The Boys”.

Additionally, the supporting cast will include Terry O’Quinn (Lost, Castle Rock), who will portray Jasper’s father, a powerful billionaire who has a tight grip on his wife and children. Jessica Barden (The End of the F***ing World) and Calum Worthy (Out of Order) play Jane and Andrew Queller, Jasper’s siblings. The supporting cast also includes Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones) as Nick, Andrew’s friend. Jacob Scipio, Bad Boys for Life), plays Michael Vargas. He is an unsettling stranger who follows Andy Oliver's search for truth.

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What number of episodes will Pieces of Her contain?

Eight one-hour episodes will be included in the first season. This is standard for Netflix seasons.

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What’s the production status on Pieces of Her?

Pieces of Her's first season was in preproduction since before the pandemic. Filming was scheduled to start in spring 2020. However, production was stopped. Production was later rescheduled for August 2020, but it was again delayed until January 2021. The series has been in production since February 2021 in Sydney, Australia.

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