This four-part Netflix series isn’t the first time that Josephine Hart’s 1991 novel Damage has been adapted for screen. Adapted from Josephine Hart’s novella Damage, the story centers on a dangerous love triangle between Anna, her fiancé Jay, and his father William. Here's everything you need to know from the plot to the cast list, filming locations and how many episodes of Netflix Obsession.
#1. Obsession release date
Obsession is the brand new drama starring Richard Armitage, Charlie Murphy, Indira Varma and Rish Shah on Netflix. The four-part limited series, which is a contemporary adaptation of Josephine Hart's 1991 novel, Damage, landed on the streaming service on Thursday, April 13.
#2. What is Obsession on Netflix about?
Described as a thrilling and seductive series about erotic obsession and forbidden desire, Obsession explores a BDSM affair. The book has been adapted for television by feminist playwright, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm.
Morgan said: "I loved the book, which is an amazing page-turning, erotic thriller, but it was written entirely from a man’s point of view. Anna, his lover, is portrayed as a kind of vamp who comes into the family, blows everything up and then disappears. Her primary function is to serve the purpose of what the male lead needs.
"I said, 'If I'm going to do this, I want to make sure I dig into Anna and why she behaves in the way she does.' I wanted to try and understand the character."
A synopsis reads: "A contemporary adaptation of Josephine Hart's novella, Damage, the story centers around a dangerous love triangle that emerges when the enigmatic Anna Barton embarks on a passionate affair with her fiance's father, William. Whilst Anna fights to sustain both relationships, William is drawn into an obsessive spiral. But how long can they keep their secret hidden before someone gets hurt?"
#3. Where was Netflix's Obsession filmed?
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Obsession was filmed in glamorous locations in London, Paris and the South of France. Speaking about the filming locations, director Glenn Leyburn said: "Lisa [Barros D’Sa] and I are very particular about locations because they often set the tone for the entire piece and all these places were amazingly vivid backdrops for our story."
However, the sparsely beautiful, London flat where William and Anna meet for their secret assignations, was built on a set at Twickenham Film Studios. "It helped us to create exactly what we wanted from that apartment - a kind of otherworldly, liminal space," Glenn said.
#4. Obsession on Netflix cast list
- Richard Armitage as William Farrow
- Charlie Murphy as Anna Barton
- Rish Shah as Jay Farrow
- Indira Varma as Ingrid Farrow
- Pippa Bennett-Warner as Peggy
- Sonera Angel as Sally Farrow
- Anil Goutam as Edward
- Marion Bailey as Elizabeth
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