According to Deadline, Netflix is currently producing eight 45-minute episodes of “Devil in Ohio,” based on a book by author Daria Polatin, which is itself inspired by a true story. Emily Deschanel stars as Dr. Suzanne Mathis, a psychiatrist who welcomes one of her patients — cult escapee Mae (Madeleine Arthur) — into her household. While staying with Suzanne, Mae begins to mimic Suzanne’s daughter Jules (Xaria Dotson) in ways that exceed mere flattery. One day, Jules finds out that Mae has a pentagram carved into the flesh of her back, which she then learns is a remnant from her time as a cult member. While Mae is attempting to rebuild her life in the wake of her exit, it turns out the cult she was once a part of actively wants to reclaim her as a member.
Polatin, the author of its source material, will also serve as showrunner for the upcoming series. “Devil in Ohio” will also feature Sam Jaeger, Gerardo Celasco, Alisha Newton, and Naomi Tan in its cast. While Netflix has yet to announce when fans can expect “Devil in Ohio” to premiere, the series is “currently in production in Vancouver, Canada,” according to Deadline, so at the very least, progress is underway.