Get ready for Renée Zellweger! She may have been gracing the big screen since the early 1990s, but we have yet to see her lead a TV show — that is, until now.
The actress is the star of Netflix’s What/If, which premieres on May 24. The streaming site has released the first trailer for the 10-episode series and it’s got us craving more. “What if I made you an offer too extraordinary to refuse,” the 49-year-old asks in the minute-long teaser.
“For anything, and anyone, to be yours for the taking,” Anne, Renée’s character, continues. “The players are all arranged. What would you risk for a chance to have it all.”
Described as a “neo-noir social thriller,” What/If was created by Mike Kelley (The O.C., Revenge). “[It] explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things,” reads a Netflix press release. “The season focuses on a mysterious woman’s lucrative but dubious offer to a cash-strapped pair of San Francisco newlyweds.”
Sadly, we haven’t seen too much of Renée throughout the past few years. She is, of course, known for movies like Bridget Jones’s Diary, Chicago or Cold Mountain — the latter of which won her an Oscar. Aside from What/If, we can also look forward to seeing her in Judy later this year. In the Rupert Goold-directed musical biopic, she plays the titular role of the legendary Judy Garland.
Also starring alongside Renée on the anthology series are Jane Levy, Blake Jenner and Daniella Pineda — among others. We can’t wait to see it!
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