Dorian Missick & Karla Souza Join Prime Video Thriller Series ‘Obsession’

EXCLUSIVE: Dorian Missick and Karla Souza are set as series regulars opposite Dove Cameron and Avan Jogia in Prime Video’s Obsession, a thriller series produced by Amazon MGM Studios and Atomic Monster.

Written and executive produced by Lisa Zwerling and Karyn Usher, the show is based on Catherine Ryan Howard’s 2021 international bestseller 56 Days. The story follows Oliver (Jogia) and Ciara (Cameron), who, after meeting randomly in a supermarket, fall for each other fast, and dangerously hard. 56 days later, homicide investigators arrive at Oliver’s apartment to find an unidentified body — brutally murdered and intentionally decomposed. Did he kill her? Did she kill him? Intercutting between an intense single day in the present investigation and the twisted trajectory of the young lovers’ affair in the past, the series is both a crime story and an erotic, psychological thriller.

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Missick will play Karl. Disorganized and in the midst of a horny midlife crisis, Karl Connelly’s life appears to be a chaotic mess. But despite his reckless habits and short-fused temper, he is a gifted detective and unflinchingly honest and loyal to the people he cares about.

Souza portrays Lee Reardon is a dedicated, experienced Boston homicide detective who, despite many flaws in the system, is a deep believer in justice. But she’s harboring a dark secret that challenges everything she stands for and threatens to destroy the most important relationship in her life.

James Wan, Michael Clear, and Rob Hackett are exec producing via Atomic Monster, with Danielle Bozzone overseeing the series on behalf of the company. Sandrine Gros d’Aillon also exec produces. Catherine Ryan Howard is serving as co-executive producer. Alethea Jones is directing the first two episodes.

Missick can most recently be seen starring in Netflix’s Shirley, opposite Regina King, Lance Reddick, and Terrence Howard. He was also seen in Amazon MGM Studio’s The Burial opposite Jamie Foxx and Tommy Lee Jones. His recent television credits include a series regular on CBS All Access’s anthology series Tell Me A Story; Marvel’s Luke Cage; the lead opposite Brandy in BET’s comedy series Zoe Ever After, NBC’s drama The Cape and Six Degrees and For Life for ABC. He’s repped by Strand Entertainment, IAG and attorney Rick Genow.

Souza is perhaps best known for her role opposite Viola Davis in ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder. Most recently, she received two International Emmy Awards for producing and starring in Dive (aka La Caida) for Prime Video. She was most recently seen co-starring as Marina on ABC’s Home Economics and starring opposite Jaime Foxx in Day Shift, for Netflix. Souza is repped by CAA and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman.

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