Netflix is moving into the Covid-19 programming business with an anthology series from the team behind its hit dramedy Orange Is The New Black, including creator Jenji Kohan.
Social Distance will be produced remotely and will tell “the unique, personal, deeply human stories that illustrate how we are living apart, together.”
Diego Velasco will direct while Hilary Weisman Graham will oversee production, with the cast filming themselves at home. The writing team will never physically meet, Netflix said, but further details including the length of the show, when it will drop and who will star have not yet been revealed.
Graham, Tara Herrmann and Blake McCormick will serve as executive producers along with Kohan, who has an overall deal with the streamer.
In a statement via Twitter, the producers said: “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 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.”