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Netflix Orders Anthology ‘Social Distance’

The Rise of Quarantined-Themed Programming Continues

The creative team behind “Orange is the New Black” — Jenji Kohan, Hilary Weisman Graham, Diego Velasco, Tara Herrmann and Blake McCormick — have created “Social Distance,” a new scripted anthology series for Netflix about the experiences of living in social distance. The show will be shot with crews working remotely and the talent involved will film themselves.

“Our job as storytellers is to reflect reality, and in this new, bizarre, bewildering reality we are all experiencing, we feel passionate about finding connection as we all remain at a distance,” the producers said. “We’ve been inspired to create an anthology series that tells stories about the current moment we are living through — the unique, personal, deeply human stories that illustrate how we are living apart, together.”

“The experience of social distancing is currently universal, but no individual story is the same. Through a broad spectrum of tales and moments, some seismic and some mundane, we hope to capture a moment in time. And we hope that ‘Social Distance’ will help people feel closer to one another,” they added.