Jessica Alba, who starred in Sin City and Fantastic Four, is set to star in Confessions on the 7:45, a new thriller in development at Netflix. The series is based on Lisa Unger’s book of the same name. According to Variety, who broke the news, the plot revolves around “a working mother (Alba) who meets a stranger on a train on her way home who changes her life As her life unravels and betrayals are revealed, she wonders if we can ever truly know the people we love.” Alba will also serve as the series’ executive producer.
Alba’s most recent appearance was in LA’s Finest, a Spectrum Original series set in the world of the Bad Boys films, in which she co-starred with Gabrielle Union. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her breakthrough performance in Dark Angel in 2001.
Charise Castro Smith, who co-wrote and co-directed Encanto, will write the series as well as serve as the showrunner and executive producer. Her previous television appearances include The Haunting of Hill House and The Exorcist.
Lisa Unger began her writing career in 2006, and since then, she has published nearly 20 books, including the Ridley Jones and House of Crows series.
There’s no word yet on a production schedule or a release date for Netflix’s Confessions on the 7:45 adaptation.
Don’t tell your darkest secrets to just anyone…
Selena Murphy is riding the train home from work in the city when it breaks down on the tracks. She strikes up a conversation with a lovely stranger in the next seat, and the two quickly become friends. The woman introduces herself as Martha and admits to having a relationship with her boss. Selena, for her part, admits that she believes her husband is having an affair with the nanny. The two women part ways when the train arrives at Selena’s station, presumably never to meet again.
Selena’s once-perfect life is soon turned upside down. Selena begins to wonder, as she is drawn deeper into the mystery of the missing nanny and the cracks in her marriage deepen, who was Martha really? But she is unprepared for what she will find.