Echoes (miniseries)

American television drama miniseries

Echoes
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GenreDrama 22
Created byVanessa Gazy
Starring
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes7
Production
Executive producers
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time41–55 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture format576i (SDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release19 August 2022 (2022-08-19)

Echoes (stylized as ECHOƎS) is a drama television miniseries that premiered on Netflix on 19 August 2022.

Synopsis

The miniseries is a mystery thriller about identical twins Leni and Gina, who share a dangerous secret: They have secretly swapped lives since they were children, culminating in a double life as adults where they share two homes, two husbands, and a child. Their world is thrown into disarray when one of the twins goes missing.[1][2]

Cast

Main

  • Michelle Monaghan as Leni and Gina McCleary, twin sisters
  • Matt Bomer as Jack Beck
  • Daniel Sunjata as Charles "Charlie" Davenport, Gina's husband who is a therapist
  • Ali Stroker as Claudia McCleary, the older sister of Leni and Gina who has been paralyzed waist down since one of the twins had deliberately pushed her as a girl and now moves around in a wheelchair
  • Karen Robinson as Sheriff Louise Floss
  • Rosanny Zayas as Deputy Paula Martinez
  • Michael O'Neill as Victor McCleary
  • Celia Weston as Georgia Tyler
  • Gable Swanlund as Mathilda "Mattie" Beck, Jack and Leni's nine-year-old daughter and Gina's niece
  • Jonathan Tucker as Dylan James

Recurring

  • Tyner Rushing as Maria Czerny McCleary
  • Madison Abbott as a Young Leni McCleary
  • Victoria Abbott as a Young Gina McCleary
  • Clayton Royal Johnson as a Young Dylan James
  • Alise Willis as Meg
  • Maddie Nichols as Natasha
  • Lucy Hammond as a Young Claudia McCleary
  • Onye Eme-Akwari as Beau McMillan
  • Lauren H. Davis as Liss

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten by [3]Original release date [4]
1"Home"Kat CandlerVanessa GazyAugust 19, 2022 (2022-08-19)
Gina McCleary learns that her identical twin, Leni, is missing, having possibly been abducted from their family's ranch in Mt. Echo; and someone broke into their stable and released the horses. Gina arrives at Leni and husband Jack's home to find a search party. She also learns Leni had neglected to mention several important things in their shared diary vlog. As Sheriff Floss and Deputy Martinez leave for the night, they notice a man, who was not part of the search party, getting into a pickup truck. Gina goes to her childhood home, where her ailing elderly father Victor and wheelchair-user younger sister Claudia live, and enters the bedroom the twins used to share. A flashback shows their cancer-stricken mother, Maria, giving them charm bracelets: a lion on Leni's bracelet and a dove on Gina's, in reference to each of their polar opposite personalities, while Claudia is excluded. In the present, Gina discovers a doll missing its head and arms; she later finds an arm near a tree outside. Upset, she stays at a hotel. The next morning, Leni's horse returns with human blood on its neck. In a ravine, the search party finds another horse, shot dead and its microchip had been cut out. Jack tells Gina that Leni has occasionally disappeared; his daughter Mattie confirms this but added she has never been gone this long. Gina remembers when she and Leni ran away together after their mother's funeral. She also recalls Leni's actions during their childhood causing problems, due to mistaken identity. Gina finds two doll hands, one with Leni's charm bracelet. She sets out on her own on the outskirts of the ranch to look for Leni. She enters a cave, where the twins used to hide, to find an outfit of Leni's with a doll head. A flashback shows the twins running away from a burning church and Leni telling Gina they have to switch places. In the present, Gina finds a book she authored by the clothes, with a note inside telling her she now gets both lives but has to choose which. Flashbacks show the twins at various ages every birthday, ending with the previous year, agreeing to swap lives for a year. Gina is now actually Leni, and the missing Leni is Gina. Leni changes into the clothes in the cave and gives herself a head wound. In a journal voiceover, she tells Gina she has not played her true identity (Leni) in a year. She returns to the farm to be greeted by daughter Mattie.
2"Birthday"Kat CandlerVanessa GazyAugust 19, 2022 (2022-08-19)
3"Party"Li LuBrian YorkeyAugust 19, 2022 (2022-08-19)
4"Body"Li LuQuinton PeeplesAugust 19, 2022 (2022-08-19)
5"Gina"Anna MastroJulie Hébert and Mimi Won TechentinAugust 19, 2022 (2022-08-19)
6"Fire"Anna MastroQuinton Peeples & M. K. MaloneAugust 19, 2022 (2022-08-19)
7"Falls"Valerie WeissQuinton Peeples & Vanessa GazyAugust 19, 2022 (2022-08-19)

Production

Echoes was created and written by Vanessa Gazy, who will also co-executive produce with Brian Yorkey, Quinton Peeples and Imogen Banks of EndemolShine Banks Australia. Yorkey and Peeples will both serve as showrunners.[5] Michelle Monaghan is set to star.[6] Matt Bomer added to the cast in a lead role.[7] Daniel Sunjata added to the cast in a lead role.[8] Ali Stroker, Karen Robinson and Rosanny Zayas added to the cast as series regulars.[9] In October 2021, Michael O'Neill, Celia Weston, Gable Swanlund, Tyner Rushing, Hazel Mason, Ginger Mason, Alise Willis, Maddie Nichols and Jonathan Tucker were added to the cast.[10][11] The series premiered on 19 August 2022.[4]

Although it is an Australian production, this series is set in the United States. Filming took place in Wilmington, North Carolina.[12]

Reception

On Rotten Tomatoes, Echoes has an overall approval rating of 25% with an average score of 2.5/10 based on 20 reviews, with the site's consensus being, "Double the Michelle Monaghan should be a winning proposition, but Echoes is a resounding misfire whose promise grows fainter with each silly twist."[13] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 46 out of 100 based on 9 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[14]

References

  1. ^ Dela Paz, Maggie (29 June 2021). "Brian Yorkey's Psychological Thriller Echoes Gets Series Order at Netflix". comingsoon.net. Mandatory. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (29 June 2021). "'Echoes' Mystery Thriller Limited Series Ordered By Netflix Under Overall Deal With Brian Yorkey". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Echoes". Writers Guild of America West. Retrieved 12 August 2022.
  4. ^ a b Bentley, Jean; Tao, Phillipe (26 July 2022). "Michelle Monaghan Is Double Trouble in the 'Echoes' Trailer". Netflix Tudum. Retrieved 12 August 2022.
  5. ^ Knox, David (30 June 2021). "Echoes, new local thriller for Netflix". TV Tonight. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (22 July 2021). "Michelle Monaghan To Play Dual Lead Roles In Netflix's 'Echoes' Limited Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 22 July 2021.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (29 July 2021). "Matt Bomer To Star In 'Echoes' Netflix Limited Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (10 August 2021). "Daniel Sunjata To Star In 'Echoes' Netflix Limited Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (12 August 2021). "Ali Stroker, Karen Robinson & Rosanny Zayas Join 'Echoes' Netflix Limited Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (15 October 2021). "Michael O'Neill & Celia Weston To Co-Star In 'Echoes' Netflix Limited Series, Five More Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 15 October 2021.
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (18 October 2021). "'Echoes': Jonathan Tucker To Co-Star in Netflix Limited Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 18 October 2021.
  12. ^ PCD Live Briefs (27 October 2021). "Netflix's 'Echoes' sets up in two Wilmington locations Wednesday". Port City Daily. Retrieved 7 August 2022.
  13. ^ "Echoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 23 August 2022.
  14. ^ Echoes, retrieved 28 August 2022

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