Jenji Kohan, the creative force behind much-loved shows such as Weeds and Orange Is The New Black, is working on a new concept for Netflix which is all about life in its current bizarre circumstance.
The television writer/producer, 50, has created a new anthology series about life in quarantine along with her team – and the new show is being conceptualized and produced remotely, with every contributor working from his or her home, according to Deadline.
Kohan, who has an overall deal with OITNB’s home streamer Netflix, is calling the new show Social Distance.
The production team for Kohan’s new series practiced social distancing while creating it, in accordance with ongoing recommendations still in place that prohibit gatherings for social, work-related or any other reasons. They did Zoom meetings and wrote from home.
‘Our job as storytellers is to reflect reality, and in this new, bizarre, bewildering reality we are all experiencing, we feel passionate about finding connection as we all remain at a distance,’ the Social Distance producers told Deadline.
‘The experience of social distancing is currently universal, but no individual story is the same. Through a broad spectrum of tales and moments, some seismic and some mundane, we hope to capture a moment in time. And we hope that Social Distance will help people feel closer to one another,’ the production team concluded.
There is no word yet on when Social Distance is slated for release.