The Rachel Weisz series is an adaptation of David Cronenberg’s 1988 film which was inspired from a 1977 novel, "Twins".
In the wake of numerous reprisals making its comeback in the form of a series with a modern twist another most anticipated series is on the bucket list of psychological drama fans is here. Dead Ringers is inspired and adapted from the 1977 novel, Twins, written by Bari Wood and Jack Geasland. Stewart and Cyril Marcus, real-life twins and New York-based gynecologists, inspired the two original sources. Although having successful careers as reproductive doctors, their deaths in 1975 drew greater attention around which the plot is set.
When is it set to release?
Prime Video's upcoming psychological drama based on David Cronenberg's film, Dead Ringers is set to stream worldwide on Prime Video from April 21, 2023. On the debut day, all six episodes will be accessible to view. Each episode lasts around 60 minutes. It is a limited series with no other seasons on the cards. There has yet to be an official announcement about a prospective second season.
Who is the main lead?
Rachel Weisz plays Doctors Elliot and Beverly Mantle in prominent dual roles. It is not the first time the actor will be seen doing a double role as the protagonist. Apart from Rachel, the cast consists of entirely new characters that were not a part of prior characters from the first film. Newcomers Poppy Liu as Greta, Britne Oldford as Genevieve, and Michael Chernus as Tom will be among the supporting cast members. Jennifer Ehle as Rebecca, Emily Meade as Susan, and Jeremy Shamos as Joseph are other regular cast members in the psychological drama.
The official synopsis of the show reads, “A modern take on David Cronenberg’s 1988 thriller starring Jeremy Irons, Dead Ringers will feature Rachel Weisz playing the double-lead roles of Elliot and Beverly Mantle, twins who share everything: Drugs, lovers, and an unapologetic desire to do whatever it takes—including pushing the boundaries on medical ethics—to challenge antiquated practices and bring women’s health care to the forefront.”
Similar to the original film, the miniseries will not only investigate their medical endeavours but also their convoluted personal lives that are embroiled with narcotics and love. The series is expected to present a dark, wicked, and fascinating drama. A great watch for the criminal-drama genre fans.
The brief teaser, which begins with Blondie's "Heart of Glass," portrays a grim hospital environment with twin physicians, Dr. Beverly and Dr. Elliot Mantle, dressed in red medical scrubs similar to the film. One of the sisters caresses her pregnant belly, while the other reaches over, unfazed by the blood on her face. Amazon Prime video aired the teaser trailer on February 28.