Hit podcast fiction series Limetown is getting the screen treatment thanks to Facebook Watch, the Facebook streaming service that rolled out to international users in 2018.
Jessica Biel stars as American Public Radio journalist Lia Haddock, who finds herself on a troubling path when investigating the mysterious disappearance of over 300 people at a research facility. The cast includes Stanley Tucci, Marlee Matlin (Quantico), Kelly Jenrette (The Handmaid’s Tale), John Beasley (Shots Fired), Sherri Saum (The Fosters), Omar Elba (A Hologram For the King), Louis Ferriera (The Man in the High Castle), and Janet Kidder (Arrow).
Facebook is promising a series that will have “an edge-of-your-seat cliffhanger” offered up at the end of almost every ep. Indeed, it looks mighty intriguing, and the type of series that I could eat up in one binge. Biel is certainly putting in some strong work on the television circuit; her performance in The Sinner season 1 was fantastic.
Limetown, which is written and exec produced by podcast creators Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie, will have its first 2 eps (of a 10-ep season) hit Facebook Watch on October 16.
Official Limetown synopsis:
Limetown is based on the hit podcast of the same name and follows Lia Haddock, a journalist for American Public Radio (APR), as she unravels the mystery behind the disappearance of over 300 people at a neuroscience research community in Tennessee. Mysterious and gripping, Facebook Watch’s latest scripted series will keep viewers guessing until the very end, with almost every episode ending in an edge-of-your-seat cliffhanger.