Netflix has ordered limited series Tall Pines, a thriller from Mae Martin to be produced by Objective Fiction and Canadian production company Sphere Media. Martin will also play a leading role in the show.

The eight part drama is set in a bucolic but sinister town and explores the insidious underbelly of the “troubled teen industry” and the eternal struggle between one generation and the next.

Mae Martin (Mae Martin: SAP, Feel Good, The Flight Attendant) is Co-Showrunner / Executive Producer with Ryan Scott (Servant, Treadstone, Fear The Walking Dead).

Executive Producer Ben Farrell (Feel Good, The Gold)is producing through his company, Objective Fiction. Other executive producers are Hannah Mackay (Peep Show, Year of the Rabbit), Jennifer Kawaja (Sort Of, The Porter, Cardinal) and Bruno Dubé (Transplant, The Sticky)

Mae Martin said: “Tall Pines is a story I’ve been dying to tell for years, and I’m beyond excited for people to see what we have in store! It’s going to be an insane roller coaster and so different to anything I’ve done before. Very very grateful to Netflix for supporting it, and I can’t wait to get going.”

Ben Farrell, Chief Creative Officer, Executive Producer, Objective Fiction said:  “Tall Pines is a truly gripping, intergenerational mystery thriller. Objective Fiction is delighted to be partnering with Netflix and Sphere Media to bring Mae Martin’s latest creation to the screen.”

Jennifer Kawaja, President English Scripted, Executive Producer, Sphere Media added: “This is a fantastic project and Sphere is thrilled to be part of the team, with Netflix and Objective Fiction, producing work with a unique Canadian voice at its centre.”

Danielle Woodrow, Director, Content – Canada, Netflix: “Tall Pines is a wildly entertaining story that explores the complex and sometimes twisted relationship between teens and adults. We’re thrilled to be working with a singular talent like Mae and bringing their unique voice to one of our first commissions for Netflix Canada.”

Objective Fiction portfolio includes Feel Good for Netflix; Year of the Rabbit for IFC; Toast of Tinseltown, Eric, Ernie and Me and Witless for BBC; The Larkins for ITV; Peep Show, Toast of London, GameFace and Fresh Meat for C4, and via Tannadice Pictures, The Gold for BBC/Paramount+. Objective Fiction is part of Objective Media Group, an All3Media company.

Pippa Considine

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