American singer-actress Lucy Hale is set to star in the TV adaptation of Catherine Lacey’s novel "The Answers".
The hourlong series also stars Raul Esparza, Krys Marshall, Melanie Field, Pallavi Sharda, and Kineta Kunutu.
"The Answers" arrives from Sorry for Your Loss creator Kit Steinkellner, Dopesick creator Danny Strong, Requiem for a Dream director Darren Aronofsky and 20th Television. They join previously announced male lead David Corenswet.
The plot, which has drawn comparisons to The Handmaid’s Tale, is set in the near future, where a heartbroken young woman, Mary (Hale), joins an enigmatic experiment that promises to hack love, but after moving into an idyllic, secluded location with other female participants.
She and the other women start questioning what’s really happening in the experiment and why they have all been tasked with dating the same mysterious man, Christopher Skye (Corenswet).
Esparza plays Dr. Crowe, Marshall portrays Ellis, Field stars as Dani, Sharda plays Ash, and Kunutu is Nic.
Steinkellner wrote the pilot and exec produces. Strong and Aronofsky executive produce with Mandy Safavi with Danny Strong Productions and Ari Handel and Elizabeth Gesas with Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures. Gillian Robespierre will direct and executive produce the pilot. 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios, is the studio.