Josh Hartnett to Star in Paradise Lost Series for Spectrum Originals, Paramount Network

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Josh Hartnett to Star in <i>Paradise Lost</i> Series for Spectrum Originals, Paramount Network

Penny Dreadful’s Josh Hartnett is the latest star to join the cast of the Spectrum Originals and Paramount Network thriller Paradise Lost.

Announced in May by the Paramount Network, Paradise Lost originally went under the name Heaven of Hell. The series will focus on Frances, a psychiatrist who moves her family from California to her husband’s hometown in Mississippi, where she uncovers shameful secrets that will change the lives of everyone around her.

The cast is led by Jane the Virgin’s Bridget Regan and Hartnett as her husband. Rounding out the cast is Nick Nolte (Gracepoint), Barbara Hershey (Once Upon A Time), Gail Bean (Snowfall), Danielle Deadwyler (The Gifted) and Shane McRae (Sneaky Pete).

The show was created and written by Rodes Fishburne (Blood & Oil), and he will executive produce alongside Dexter’s Arika Lisanne Mittman. The Blind Side director John Lee Hancock will handle directing the 10-episode series, while David Kanter, Jeff Okin and Romeo Tirone also assist with executive producing.

Paradise Lost is a complex, compelling series full of incredible characters, including the small town in Mississippi where it is set,” Keith Cox, president of development and production at Paramount Network and TV Land, said in a statement. “We’re excited to see John Lee Hancock bring this incredible world to life, building on the vision that Rodes Fishburne and Arika Lisanne Mittman have so vividly created.”

There is currently no premiere date for the show, but it will initially appear on the Charter Communications cable platform before its debut on the Paramount Network. Spectrum currently has other originals lined up including Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union’s L.A.’s Finest, and Curfew starring Sean Bean.