Sirens: Inside Netflix’s Upcoming Drama

By Olivia Emily

3 weeks ago

Julianne Moore, Milly Alcock and Meghann Fahy are all set to star

What a line-up: details are creeping in about Netflix’s upcoming female-led drama, Sirens, with Julianne Moore, Milly Alcock and Meghann Fahy set to star as the leading trio. From Maid creator Molly Smith Metzler, here’s everything we know so far.

Sirens: Plot, Cast, Release Date & More

Julianne Moore, Milly Alcock and Meghann Fahy will star in Sirens

Meghann Fahy in The White Lotus, Julianne Moore in May December, Milly Alcock in House of the Dragon (© HBO/Netflix/HBO)

What do you get when you smush together three shining stars, each one of the brightest emerging from their respective generations? A smash hit limited series – or so Netflix hopes. Sirens is a female-led dark comedy in the works at Netflix set to star Julianne Moore, Milly Alcock and Meghann Fahy, and the first project to stem from a multi-year deal between the streamer and writer Molly Smith Metzler, announced in 2022, after the huge success of miniseries Maid starring Margaret Qualley.

Another blonde bombshell is also attached to the project: Margot Robbie, who is one of the executive producers through her company LuckyChap.

What Is Sirens About?

Sirens centres on sisters Devon (Fahy) and Simone (Alcock). When Simone gets a new job for enigmatic socialite Michaela Kell (Moore), Devon is suspicious of their creepy relationship. Michaela’s cult-ish life of luxury is like a drug to Simone – so Devon thinks it’s time for an intervention. But when Devon finally tracks Simone down on the Kells’ lavish beach estate, she is confronted with the formidable opponent that is Michaela.

We’re told to expect a darkly funny and sexy exploration of women, power and class, all told through Metzler’s incisive writing.

Who Will Star?

  • Julianne Moore as Michaela Kell, socialite wife to billionaire Peter Kell
  • Milly Alcock as Simone, Michaela’s personal assistant
  • Meghann Fahy as Devon DeWitt, Simone’s fiercely protective sister

The rest of the cast is TBC, but we will update this page when we know more.

What Is It Based On?

Sirens is based on Molly Smith Metzler’s 2011 play Elemeno Pea, which follows blue collar social worker Devon who visits her sister Simone in Martha’s Vineyard where she is the personal assistant to the wife of a billionaire, Michaela. Michaela and her husband are supposed to be away when Devon visits, but trouble ensues when Michaela returns unexpectedly.

Release Date

No news just yet on when we can expect to watch Sirens, but we anticipate a 2025 release.