Netflix’s ‘Black Rabbit’ Sounds Like ‘Succession’ Meets ‘The Bear’
— 3 May 2024

Netflix’s ‘Black Rabbit’ Sounds Like ‘Succession’ Meets ‘The Bear’

— 3 May 2024
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

The people can’t get enough of Jason Bateman, and clearly, neither can Netflix — hence why the streamer has tapped the Ozark talent to produce, direct, and star opposite Jude Law in its upcoming limited series: Black Rabbit.

This drama centres on the owner of a New York City hotspot, Jake Friedken (Law), who inadvertently opens the door to “escalating dangers” that threaten to bring down everything he’s built when he re-welcomes his chaotic brother Vince (Bateman) back into his life.

Like we said: the vibe is very much Succession meets The Bear with shades of Molly’s Game.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, among these dangers is bookie Joe Mancuso portrayed by the Academy Award-winning Troy Kotsur, who has ties to both organised crime and Bateman’s character.

Abby Lee, on the other hand, will play a bartender; while Odessa Young takes on the role of a tattoo artist; Robin De Jesús a talented chef; Amir Malaklou an investor in Jake’s businesses; Don Harvey an old-school bartender; Francis Benhamou a journalist for New York magazine; Gus Birney an aspiring actress and hostess; along with John Ales as a “renowned artist.”

Other notable members of this stacked cast range from actual Succession alum Dagmara Dominczyk as Jake’s ex-wife and affluent NYC philanthropist Val; to Sope Dirisu of Gangs of London fame.

While further details have been kept behind the velvet rope, or so to speak, we do know the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Zach Baylin (King Richard, Creed III, Gran Turismo) and his wife Kate Susman are currently penning the episodes based on an original concept. The duo will also serve as showrunners and executive producers through their Youngblood Pictures company.

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This will be produced by Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan’s Aggregate Films as part of their overall film and TV deal with Netflix. Aggregate’s recent productions for the crimson N have included the likes of Florida Man, Richard Linklater’s Hit Man starring Glen Powell, and Your Place Or Mine.

Beyond that, there has been the critically acclaimed Under The Banner of Heaven, Stephen King’s adaptation The Outsider (also starring Bateman), Game Night, and of course, Ozark.

Filming officially kicked off on April 15th, 2024 and is scheduled to continue across the next six months. Stay tuned for updates on Netflix’s Black Rabbit (release date, trailer, news, etc.).

Want to see what else is en route on the streaming giant? Check out everything coming to Netflix Australia.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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