Netflix will adapt the Daria Polatin novel Devil in Ohio into a limited series.

The suspenseful thriller, inspired by a true story, will star Emily Deschanel as psychiatrist Dr. Suzanne Mathis. When Dr. Mathis shelters a mysterious cult escapee in her own home, the girl’s strange arrival threatens to tear her own family apart.

Original author Polatin will serve as showrunner and executive producer on the 8-episode series. Directors on board the project include John Fawcett, Brad Anderson, Leslie Hope, and Steve Adelson.

In addition to Deschanel, stars include Sam Jaeger as Peter, Gerardo Celasco as Detective Lopez, Madeleine Arthur as Mae, Xaria Dotson as Jules, Alisha Newton as Helen, and Naomi Tan as Dani.

Devil in Ohio is currently in production in Vancouver. And at this time, Netflix hasn’t revealed many details about the series. But we can learn a little more from the source material’s description:

When fifteen-year-old Jules Mathis comes home from school to find a strange girl sitting in her kitchen, her psychiatrist mother reveals that Mae is one of her patients at the hospital and will be staying with their family for a few days. But soon Mae is wearing Jules’s clothes, sleeping in her bedroom, edging her out of her position on the school paper, and flirting with Jules’s crush. And Mae has no intention of leaving.

Then things get weird.

Jules walks in on a half-dressed Mae, startled to see: a pentagram carved into Mae’s back. Jules pieces together clues and discovers that Mae is a survivor of the strange cult that’s embedded in a nearby town. And the cult will stop at nothing to get Mae back.

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Source: Netflix