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Netflix Orders Rosa Salazar-Led ‘Brand New Cherry Flavor’ Series

Eric Lange, Catherine Keener, Manny Jacinto and Jeff Ward also cast

Netflix has given a series order to “Brand New Cherry Flavor,” an eight-episode horror-thriller with Rosa Salazar tapped as the lead, a Netflix representative told TheWrap.

Eric Lange (“Escape at Dannemora”), Catherine Keener (“Kidding”), Manny Jacinto (“The Good Place”) and Jeff Ward (Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) have also been cast in the series, based on the horror novel by Todd Grimson, published in 2011 by Schaffner Press.

Netflix describes “Brand New Cherry Flavor” as telling the story of Lisa Nova (Salazar), an aspiring film director in the sun-drenched but seamy world of 1990 Los Angeles who embarks on a mind-altering journey — from the streets of Beverly Hills to the forests of Brazil — of supernatural revenge.

Nick Antosca (“The Act,” “Channel Zero”) and Lenore Zion (“Billions,” “Channel Zero”) are writing the series, which is produced by Netflix and UCP. Antosca, who is under an overall deal with UCP, will serve as executive producer via his Eat the Cat banner, as will Zion. Another “Channel Zero” alum, Arkasha Stevenson, will direct the first episode.

Salazar’s other recent roles include Netflix’s “Birdbox” and alongside Maggie Gyllenhaal in “The Kindergarten Teacher.” She also recently starred as the title character in “Alita: Battle Angel” and in the series “Undone.”