Prime Video orders thriller starring Jessica Biel and Elizabeth Banks

It will be called "The Better Sister" and is the adaptation of Alafair Burke’s novel follows two estranged sisters in the wake of a murder. Both Biel and Banks will also executive produce the series.

6 MAY 2024

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Jessica Biel and Elizabeth Banks are set to star in a new thriller series at Prime Video.“The Better Sister,” which is adapted from Alafair Burke’s novel of the same name, has been granted a series order by the streamer. Hailing from Tomorrow Studios and Amazon MGM Studios, Biel stars as Chloe while Banks plays her estranged sister, Nicky, who reenters Chloe’s life in the wake of a murder.

“The Better Sister” adds to Biel and Banks’ existing slate of TV projects, with Biel’s limited thriller series, “The Good Daughter,” receiving a series order from Peacock in March, while Banks is set to star opposite Matthew Macfadyen in the Peacock dramedy, “The Miniature Wife,” which was also ordered to series in March.  

Both Biel and Banks will also executive produce the series alongside Olivia Milch (“Ocean’s 8”) and Regina Corrado (“Mayor of Kingstown”), who serve as both executive producers and showrunners, while Craig Gillespie (“Pam & Tommy”) serves as director and EP.  Additional EPs include Annie Marter through Fortunate Jack Productions, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements and Alissa Bachner through Tomorrow Studios, and Biel’s producing partner, Michelle Purple.

Amazon MGM Studios head of TV Vernon Sanders emphasized the excellent work of the lead duo:“Beyond being an enticing thriller full of twists and turns, ‘The Better Sister’ is a gripping story about family feuds and forgiveness. The brilliant duo of Jessica Biel and Elizabeth Banks is sure to bring these characters to life in the most authentic way alongside Olivia, Regina, Craig and the talented team at Tomorrow Studios. The series is in the best hands to bring Alafair Burke’s original IP to life for our global Prime Video customers," highlighted.