What We Know about TNT’s “Deadlier Than the Male”

Given its name, it should come as no surprise to learn that Deadlier Than the Male is an upcoming mystery drama that will be broadcast on TNT, which is interested in securing a piece of the profits from that particular market for itself. However, it is interesting to note that TNT understands the importance of differentiating its offerings from those of its competitors, which should make it that much easier for its mystery drama to stand out instead of blurring together into a seamless mass with all of the other mystery dramas out there. As a result, people with a passion for such TV shows might be interested to learn that Deadlier Than the Male won’t be focused on what happened so much as why it happened. Something that could make it a metaphorical breath of fresh air provided that it is executed in the right manner.

Deadlier Than the Male is centered around a trio of characters with mysterious pasts. First, there is a woman who once encountered a killer. Second, there is an ex serial predator who wants to atone for past crimes. Third, there is a mother intent on finding her missing daughter. The blurb that has been released about this trio of characters has stated that they will be tested by the events of the mystery drama, which will shed light on their respective pasts while also blurring the exact motivations that moved them through those events. Summed up, it is a premise with as much potential to impress potential viewers as potential to mess up.

What Do We Know About Deadlier Than the Male?

With that said, there is more information that has been released about Deadlier Than the Male than the short blurb summing up its premise. For starters, the mystery drama is being produced by Studio T, which is a rather interesting choice because it is the in-house studio of the owner of TNT, Turner Broadcasting. Furthermore, the executive producers include Bruna Papandrea, Casey Haver, and Harriet Warner. For those who are unfamiliar with those names, Bruna Papandrea is the producer behind Big Little Lies as well as the one-time production partner of Reese Witherspoon, while Casey Haver works with Papandrea as part of Made Up Stories and Harriet Warner has worked on both Call the Midwife and Mistresses.

Moreover, more recent times have seen more information released about the people who will be playing the main characters in Deadlier Than the Male. For example, we know that Ashley Madekwe will have a regular role alongside Enrique Murciano. In brief, the two will be playing wife and husband who were at one time, patient and therapist. Considering that this is something of a taboo in medical ethics for excellent reasons, it should come as no surprise to learn that their relationship will undergo serious stress over the course of the series. Besides this casting, we also know that both Lily Rabe and Amy Brenneman will be having important roles as well, with Brenneman being slated to play the mother who is intent on finding her missing daughter.


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