Showrunner Susannah Grant on making the Netflix series ‘Unbelievable’

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'Unbelievable' showrunner Susannah Grant. Photo courtesy of Netflix.

The Harvey Weinstein revelations broke when writer and director Susannah Grant was working on her Netflix series ‘Unbelievable’--based on a true story about how one team of cops pursued a serial rapist while another disbelieved and bullied a victim. In the hectic aftermath of the Weinstein exposes, Netflix asked Grant: does this change anything about your project? She said no. Grant tells us about the challenge of turning a news story from ProPublica and The Marshall Project into a scripted series. She also shares her thoughts on how to depict rape on screen and talks about what she did and did not discuss with the victim whose story is at the heart of the series. 



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