Emmy winner Colman Domingo (Euphoria) is set to star in The Madness, a limited series on Netflix that follows a media pundit named Muncie Daniels (Domingo) who comes across a murder in the Poconos in Pennsylvania. After the discovery, Muncie is forced to fight for his innocence while attempting to reach his estranged family.
“The Madness is a fresh take on the conspiracy thriller – turning the genre on its head with its multi-layered characters, propulsive action and swift pace,” Peter Friedlander, vice president of scripted series at Netflix for the U.S. and Canada, told Variety. “We are proud to have such a powerhouse team assembled to bring this dynamic story to life for Netflix viewers around the world.”
Currently, Netflix is working with Chernin Entertainment to bring the series to the small screen. Stephen Belber is the creator of The Madness and will also serve as an executive producer and co-showrunner alongside VJ Boyd.
“Stephen Belber and VJ Boyd thrive in creating suspense-driven emotional stories that connect with broad audiences,” Jenno Topping, president of Chernin Entertainment, told Variety. “We look forward to seeing them bring this timely conspiracy thriller to life and to continue our partnership with Netflix.”
Next up for him is the biopic Rustin where he will play gay rights activist Bayard Rustin. During an interview with Remezcla in 2021, Colman Domingo described the kinds of projects that usually attract him.
“I want complex stories about our experiences,” he said. “I paint outside of the lines with my work. If I feel like I know how to do it, I’m not interested. It’s gotta keep me up at night and scare me a little bit. If it confounds me, that is what’s attractive to me.”