Jessica Biel & Elizabeth Banks Circling Thriller Series “The Better Sister”

Elizabeth Banks at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in February 2019
Elizabeth Banks at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in February 2019. Photo by Stewart Cook/WWD/Shutterstock (10112932nr)

Amazon Prime Video is developing the adaptation of Alafair Burke’s novel The Better Sister, and they found two perfect stars to lead it. Jessica Biel and Elizabeth Banks have been cast in this thriller series, and they’ll be credited as its executive producers.

The Better Sister will explore the terrible things that drive sisters apart and ultimately bring them back together, and here’s what it has in store according to Amazon’s official synopsis:

“Chloe (Biel), moves through the world with her handsome lawyer husband Adam and teenage son Ethan by her side while her estranged sister Nicky (Banks) hustles to make ends meet while trying to stay clean. When Adam is brutally murdered, the prime suspect sends shockwaves through the family, laying bare long-buried secrets.”

Biel and Banks will executive produce this series alongside showrunners Olivia Milch and Regina Corrado, director Craig Gillespie, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, and Alissa Bachner via Tomorrow Studios, plus Annie Marter and Michelle Purple.

Jessica Biel is no stranger to carrying a major TV series on her shoulders, and we’ve recently seen her lead USA Network’s The Sinner and Hulu’s Candy. Elizabeth Banks has mostly been focusing on directing in recent years, but we’ve also seen her star in The Beanie Bubble and Call Jane.