Uma Thurman has signed on to star in Netflix’s new supernatural drama Chambers, the streamer announced Tuesday.
The series centers on a young survivor of a heart attack who becomes increasingly interested in the heart that saved her life. “However,” Netflix’s logline reads, “the closer she gets to uncovering the truth about her donor’s sudden death, the more she starts taking on the characteristics of the deceased—some of which are troublingly sinister.”
Thurman is cast as Nancy, the mother of the deceased heart donor. At first hesitant to form a relationship with the recipient of her daughter’s heart, Nancy realizes her child may not be as dead as she had thought.
Best known for her roles in Quentin Tarantino films like Pulp Fiction (for which she was nominated for an Oscar) and both installments of Kill Bill, Thurman most recently appeared in Bravo’s second-ever scripted series, Imposters. The actress can be next seen in Lars Von Trier’s serial killer thriller The House That Jack Built, starring opposite Matt Dillon. The film premiered at Cannes on May 14, and though a large number of audience members left the theater mid-screening due to the graphic violence depicted in it, the movie also received an extended standing ovation.
Chambers will be written and created by Leah Rachel, who will also act as co-showrunner and executive producer alongside Luke Cage’s Akela Cooper. Oscar winner Stephen Gaghan will also executive produce via Super Emotional, along with Wolfgang Hammer and Winnie Kemp via Super Deluxe.
Netflix green-lit Chambers in January for a 10-episode first season. There is no scheduled release date for the series at this time.