The 2017 book Devil in Ohio will be adapted by Netflix in collaboration with author and producer Daria Polatin. The limited series will recount the tale of a girl who left a satanic cult and is based on actual genuine events. We anticipate Devil in Ohio to air sometime in 2022 since the series is now in post-production. Here is what we currently know.
The limited series’ showrunner and lead writer will be the author Daria Polatin. Polatin has previously worked on a number of other projects, including Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Castle Rock, and Condor. Directors John Fawcett (Orphan Black), Brad Anderson (Titans), Leslie Hope (Lost in Space), and Steve Adelson will helm the programme (12 Monkeys).
Polatin and Rachel Miller of Haven Entertainment will produce Devil in Ohio for Netflix (Crash Pad, All Summers End). Everything else we know about Devil in Ohio is as follows:
What is the Devil in Ohio storyline?
The 2017 book of the same name by author Daria Polatin will serve as the inspiration for Netflix’s Devil in Ohio. Because it is based on a genuine story and Polatin originally wrote a TV pilot based on it, this limited series kind of completes the circle. During an interview with Book Room Reviews, Polatin addressed this:
I wanted to write about what happens to people who live in isolated areas, so I created a TV pilot about a cult. Then I had to recount the genuine story of a teenage girl who escaped a demonic cult and moved in with her psychiatrist’s family. A novel seemed like an interesting way to tell that story, and true events inspired Mae, Jules, and the Mathis family. Devil in Ohio delves into the perennial conflict between good and evil, as well as the courage required to overcome hardship in one’s history.
The following is a synopsis from Polatin’s official website for Devil in Ohio:
When Jules Mathis, fifteen, returns home from school to find a strange girl sitting in her kitchen, her psychiatrist mother explains that Mae is one of her hospital patients and will be staying with their family for a few days. Mae, on the other hand, is soon wearing Jules’ clothes, sleeping in her room, moving Jules out of her position on the school paper, and flirting with Jules’ crush. And Mae has no plans to go.
Then things go strange. Jules walks in on a half-dressed Mae and is taken aback by what he sees: a pentagram etched into Mae’s back. Jules puts together evidence and realises that Mae is a survivor of a bizarre cult in a nearby town. And the cult will go to any length to reclaim Mae.
Who is in the cast of Devil in Ohio?
Emily Deschanel, well known for her roles as Temperance Brennan in Bones and Angela in Animal Kingdom, will star as the lead in Netflix’s Devil in Ohio. Deschanel co-stars with 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 as Suzanne.
More cast members have been announced who will participate in all eight episodes of the series.
- Stacey Farber as Gina
- Tahmoh Penikett as Malachi
- Samantha Ferris as Rhoda
- Keenan Tracey as Noah
- Bradley Stryker as Sheriff Wilkins
- Ty Wood as Teddy
- Djouliet Amara as Tatiana
- Marci T. House as Adele
- Jason Sakaki as Isaac
- Evan Ellison as Sebastian
When will Devil in Ohio be available on Netflix?
The production of Netflix’s Devil in Ohio began on September 8, 2021 and is scheduled to end on December 7, 2021. According to Production Weekly issue 1251, filming took place in Vancouver, Canada. On Friday, September 2nd, 2022, Netflix will release Devil in Ohio! According to The Wrap, Netflix’s Devil in Ohio will have eight 45-minute episodes.