Chambers (TV series)

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Chambers
ChambersTV.jpg
Genre
Created byLeah Rachel
Starring
Composer(s)James S. Levine
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Karen Moore
  • Uma Thurman
  • Andrew Nunnelly
  • Charmaine DeGraté
Cinematography
Editor(s)
  • Bart Brevé
  • Joe Leonard
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time38–51 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture format4K (16:9 UHDTV in high dynamic range)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseApril 26, 2019 (2019-04-26)
External links
Official website

Chambers is an American supernatural horror web television series created by Leah Rachel.[2] The first season, consisting of ten episodes, premiered on Netflix on April 26, 2019.[3][4] The series stars Uma Thurman, Tony Goldwyn, Sivan Alyra Rose, and Marcus LaVoi.

On June 18, 2019, Netflix cancelled the series after one season.[5]

Synopsis[edit]

Chambers follows the story of a teenager who, after receiving a heart transplant, is haunted by unexplained visions. As the visions grow more troublesome and happen more often, she begins to unravel the horrifying circumstances and conspiracy that led to the donor's mysterious death.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Sivan Alyra Rose as Sasha Yazzie, a young woman who receives Becky’s heart during a transplant and is haunted by her spirit.[1]
  • Marcus LaVoi as Big Frank Yazzie, Sasha’s uncle
  • Uma Thurman as Nancy Lefevre, the grieving mother of Becky.[6]
  • Tony Goldwyn as Ben Lefevre, the grieving father of Becky.[7]
  • Nicholas Galitzine as Elliott Lefevre, the drug addicted twin brother of Becky.[1]
  • Kyanna Simone Simpson as Yvonne Perkins, Sasha’s best friend[1]
  • Griffin Powell-Arcand as TJ Locklear, Sasha’s boyfriend.[1]
  • Sarah Mezzanotte as Marnie, Becky’s best friend and member of Annex.[1]
  • Lilli Kay as Penelope Fowler[1]

Recurring[edit]

  • Lilliya Reid as Becky Lefevre, the deceased daughter of Ben and Nancy.[1]
  • Lili Taylor as Ruth Pezim, a spiritual adviser who cofounded Annex, a spiritual organization.
  • Matthew Rauch as Evan Pezim, Ruth’s husband and cofounder of Annex.
  • Jonny Rios as Ravi Jerome, Marnie’s boyfriend and Becky’s ex-lover.
  • Michael Stahl-David as Coach Jones, a school councilor and member of Annex.
  • Khan Baykal as Deacon, a member of Annex.
  • Richard Ray Whitman as Harrison Yazzie, Sasha’s grandfather.
  • Patrice Johnson as Tracey Perkins, Yvonne’s mother who suffers from Alzheimer's disease.

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [8]
1"Into the Void"Alfonso Gomez-Rejon[9]Leah Rachel[9]April 26, 2019 (2019-04-26)
2"Right to Know"Alfonso Gomez-RejonAkela CooperApril 26, 2019 (2019-04-26)
3"Bad Inside"Ti WestLeah Rachel and Travis JacksonApril 26, 2019 (2019-04-26)
4"2 for 1"Francesca GregoriniRandy McKinnonApril 26, 2019 (2019-04-26)
5"Murder on My Mind"Dana GonzalesRebecca KirschApril 26, 2019 (2019-04-26)
6"With Grace and Gratitude"Sydney FreelandCharmaine DeGratéApril 26, 2019 (2019-04-26)
7"Trauma Bonding"Geeta V. PatelJason GavinApril 26, 2019 (2019-04-26)
8"Heroic Dose"Ti WestJennifer YaleApril 26, 2019 (2019-04-26)
9"In the Gloaming"Tony GoldwynTravis JacksonApril 26, 2019 (2019-04-26)
10"The Crystal Organ"Lucy TcherniakLeah RachelApril 26, 2019 (2019-04-26)

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On January 10, 2018, it was announced that Netflix had given the production a series order for a first season.[2] The series is created by Leah Rachel, who is credited as an executive producer, alongside Stephen Gaghan, Akela Cooper, Jennifer Yale, Wolfgang Hammer, Winnie Kemp and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.[10][1] In March 2019, it was confirmed that the series would premiere on April 26, 2019.[11] On June 18, 2019, Netflix cancelled the series after one season.[5]

Casting[edit]

In May 2018, it was announced that Uma Thurman was cast in the series.[6] In June 2018, Tony Goldwyn joined the series.[7] In December 2018, Sivan Alyra Rose, Lilliya Reid, Nicholas Galitzine, Kyanna Simone Simpson, Lilli Kay, Sarah Mezzanotte and Griffin Powell-Arcand had been cast in the series.[1]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography for the first season began in June 2018 and concluded in November 2018, in Albuquerque.[12]

Premiere[edit]

In March 2019, the series held its official premiere with the screening of the first two episodes at the Series Mania International Festival in Lille, France.[13]

Release[edit]

On April 10, 2019, the official trailer for the series was released.[14]

Reception[edit]

Based on 38 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, 42% of the critics positively reviewed Chambers, with an average rating of 5.79/10. The website's consensus reads, "Promising performances and an intriguing premise can't keep Chambers' meandering melodrama from getting lost in its own haunted hallways."[15] Metacritic calculated an average score of 48 out of 100 based on 16 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Netflix Sets Teen Cast For YA Horror Drama Series 'Chambers'". Deadline Hollywood. December 20, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Jarvey, Natalie (January 10, 2018). "Netflix Orders Supernatural Drama 'Chambers'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 10, 2018). "Netflix Orders 'Chambers' Supernatural Drama Series Produced By Stephen Gaghan". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  4. ^ "Chambers: Uma Thurman Thriller Gets April Premiere at Netflix — See Photos". TVLine. March 25, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Nemetz, Dave (June 18, 2019). "Chambers Cancelled at Netflix". TVLine. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (May 29, 2018). "Uma Thurman To Star In Netflix Series 'Chambers' Produced By Stephen Gaghan". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Jarvey, Natalie (June 7, 2018). "'Scandal's' Tony Goldwyn to Star Opposite Uma Thurman in Netflix Drama 'Chambers'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  8. ^ "Chambers – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  9. ^ a b Long, Christian (March 25, 2019). "Netflix Announces Premiere Date for Supernatural Series Chambers". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  10. ^ "Uma Thurman to star in Netflix supernatural drama CHAMBERS". Netflix Media Center. May 29, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  11. ^ Iannucci, Rebecca (March 25, 2019). "Chambers: Uma Thurman Thriller Gets April Premiere at Netflix — See Photos". TVLine. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  12. ^ Gomez, Maria (June 21, 2018). "A Netflix original series with a well-known star will film in ABQ". Albuquerque Business First. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  13. ^ Rizzo, Carita (March 22, 2019). "Series Mania Marks 10th Anniversary With Star-Studded Return to Lille". Variety. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  14. ^ Stack, Tim (April 10, 2019). "Watch the terrifying trailer for Netflix's YA horror series Chambers". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  15. ^ "Chambers: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved July 21, 2020.
  16. ^ "Chambers - Season 1 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 21, 2020.

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