This New Netflix Series Had the Platform’s Highest Streaming Numbers Since Its Debut

by Samantha Whidden

As Netflix’s original series library continues to grow, there is one series that is reportedly outperforming other hit series from the streaming series. 

According to Popculture, the recently released Netflix show Pieces of Her has become the most-streamed series in the last week. The thriller series has had more viewing time than any other series title on the streaming series since its debut earlier this month.  

The Netflix series is notably based on Karin Slaughter’s 2018 novel, which has the same name. It is a story about a woman that is piecing together her mother’s dark past after a violent attack in their small town. Starring in the series is Toni Collette, Bella Heathcote, Jessica Barden, Joe Dempsie, Omar Hardwick, and David Wenham. The first season contained eight episodes.

Writer of Netflix Series ‘Pieces of Her’ Opens Up About What Drew Her to the Show

During a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Charlotte Stoudt, the writer of the Netflix series Pieces of Her revealed what drew her to the show, to begin with. “WME sent me the manuscript of the book. And I read it in one sitting. You can just tell in your body when you want to do something. I loved the premise. It’s delicious. What if suddenly you found everything you knew about your life and your family was a lie? That’s just a hook.”

Stoudt then said that it was surprising to her that the question is framed within a story about a mother-daughter bond while also being a thrill. “I hadn’t seen that combination. And I had a very personal connection to the material. I was adopted. And even though my parents told me as a child, I had a burning desire to answer the mystery of who my birth parents were. It really obsessed me.”

When asked about casting Toni Collette for the Netflix series, Stoudt shared, “She can do anything. So you’re almost like, ‘What can I throw at her that will retain her interest?’ I remember very early in the filming, I was like, oh, the show is about the enigmatic gaze of Toni Collette! ‘What is she thinking?’ That’s the show. It’s that simple.”

In regards to if the Netflix series is a limited series or if there’s more story to tell, Stoudt declared, “It started as a limited. And then I think there was a decision made at a certain point to go for a series. I believe that was a Netflix decision. But there’s certainly a lot more to tell. And I purposely kind of started building it out a little bit more. I tried to open it up so it could have some legs should it find an audience.”