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Netflix gets Oscar nomination and new drama

1 of 1 Former Friday Night Lights' star Kyle Chadler is to lead a new Netflix drama
Former Friday Night Lights' star Kyle Chadler is to lead a new Netflix drama

Internet television network Nextflix received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature – and there’s a brand new drama on the way.

The documentary The Square - which is available from today (Jan 17) on Netflix in Ireland - becomes their first-ever Oscar nomination and comes in the same week Robin Wright won a Golden Globe for her performances in their political drama House of Cards.

The Square tells the behind-the-headlines story of the Egyptian Revolution through the eyes of young activists who have sought for the last two years to build a better Egypt.

Meanwhile, Friday Night Lights and Super 8 star Kyle Chandler will star in an as-yet untitled 13-episode Netflix drama from the team that made the multi-award-winning Damages.

The psychological thriller centres on a family of adult siblings whose secrets are revealed when the eldest brother returns home. Chandler will play the married middle brother who takes care of the family.

The Netflix deal comes a month after Emmy winner Chandler’s Showtime pilot, The Vatican, failed to earn a series order.

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