Laura Dern And Margaret Qualley To Lead A24’s Netflix Limited Series Forever, Interrupted

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by Jordan King |
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Here's a new project announcements that just gets better and better as it goes on: Laura Dern and Margaret Qualley are set to star in an A24-produced Netflix limited series adaptation of Daisy Jones & The Six author Taylor Jenkins Reid's Forever, Interrupted, with Yellowjackets co-producer/writer Julia Bicknell attached as writer-showrunner. That's quite the team-up.

As reported by Deadline, the series will be a tender tale of love and loss told across dual timelines. Forever, Interrupted centres around Elsie (Qualley), whose whirlwind romance with lover Ben is cut cruelly short when, just nine days after having gotten married and found their happily ever after, Ben unexpectedly dies. In the aftermath of her husband's passing, Elsie finds herself coming face-to-face with her mother-in-law Susan (Dern), who doesn't even know she exists. (Awks, we know.) As the narrative unfolds, recollecting Elsie and Ben's meeting in the past and Elsie and Susan's frosty-yet-soon-thawing relationship in the present, a cathartic story of new beginnings for two grief-stricken women takes shape.

After returning as Dr. Ellie Sattler in Jurassic World: Dominion back in 2022, Dern recently made a triumphant appearance in Apple TV's Palm Royale. As for Margaret Qualley, the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood actor's star has continued to rise with an exciting turn in Ethan Coen joint Drive-Away Dolls, an imminent appearance in Yorgos Lanthimos' Kinds Of Kindness, and news of her casting alongside Glen Powell in John Patton Ford's upcoming revenge thriller Huntington.

The prospect of a Dern-Qualley collab then, steered by Bicknell — whose Netflix connection includes co-producorial duties on both The Haunting Of Bly Manor and The Midnight Club — sounds like a match made in heaven. And, if we must have our hearts broken again by a time-skipping, tearjerking limited series adaptation of a best-selling novel, then we'll take one from the streamer who gave us One Day.

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