‘Big Little Lies’ Star Kathryn Newton Nabs Lead in Netflix Survival Drama (Exclusive)

Billed as “Lord of the Flies” meets “Lost,” teen drama goes into production in September

Kathryn Newton, star of HBO hit “Big Little Lies” and a slew of prestige films like “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and the upcoming Julia Roberts film “Ben is Back,” will soon star in a Netflix series billed as “Lord of the Flies” meets “Lost,” TheWrap has learned.

Newton will play the lead in a forthcoming Netflix original from Chris Keyser (“Tyrant,” “The Last Tycoon”), an individual close to the project told TheWrap. Netflix and reps for Newton had no immediate comment.

Keyser will writer and executive produce alongside “Amazing Spider-Man” producer Marc Webb. Production is slated for September on location in Massachusetts.

Titled “Hamelins” in its pilot order, the show follows a group of teens who arrive home after a field trip is cut short, only to find themselves trapped within the limits of a city with its entire population missing. Together, they must establish a hierarchy and a survival plan.

Newton is repped by Management 360, Innovative Artists, Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman LLP.