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The Residence (TV series)

The Residence (TV series)

The Residence is an upcoming mystery-drama television series created by Paul William Davies for Netflix. Inspired by The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower, the series revolves around a fictional murder scandal involving the staff of the White House. Produced by Shondaland, the series is set to launch globally on the streaming platform.


Set in "upstairs, downstairs, and backstairs" of the White House, Cordelia Cupp, an eccentric detective, arrives on the premise in order to solve a murder which happened during a state dinner. During the investigation, interpersonal conflicts between 157 personnel of the residence start to unfold.


  • Uzo Aduba as Cordelia Cupp
  • Giancarlo Esposito as A. B. Wynter
  • Susan Kelechi Watson as Jasmine Haney
  • Jason Lee as Tripp Morgan
  • Ken Marino as Harry Hollinger
  • Edwina Findley as Sheila Cannon
  • Randall Park as Edwin Park
  • Molly Griggs as Lilly Schumacher
  • Al Mitchell as Rollie Bridgewater
  • Dan Perrault as Colin Trask
  • Spencer Garrett as Wally Glick
  • Bronson Pinchot as Didier Gotthard
  • Isiah Whitlock Jr. as Larry Dokes
  • Mary Wiseman as Marvella
  • Matt Oberg as Nick Simms
  • E. L. Losada as St. Pierre
  • Alexandra Siegel as Valentina Motta
  • Ryan Farrell as Lorenzo Motta
  • Barrett Foa as Elliot Morgan
  • Al Franken as Aaron Filkins
  • Julian McMahon as Stephen Roos
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Jane Curtin
  • Eliza Coupe
  • Mel Rodriguez



On July 20, 2018, Netflix announced The Residence as a part of nine-figure deal between the streamer and Shondaland, with both of them acquiring the rights to adapt the non-fiction book, The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House, written by Kate Andersen Brower. On March 7, 2022, it was unveiled that The Residence would consist of eight-one hour episodes with Paul William Davies, writer of Scandal and creator of For the People, serving as the executive producer and showrunner of the series as a part of his overall deal with Netflix. Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers of Shondaland would also join Davies as executive producers. On February 27, 2023, Liza Johnson was announced as the director for the first four episodes.


On February 1, 2023, Uzo Aduba was announced as the lead character of the series. More casts were revealed on February 27, 2023, with Andre Braugher, Susan Kelechi Watson, Ken Marino, Jason Lee, Bronson Pinchot, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Edwina Findley, Molly Griggs, Al Mitchell, Dan Perrault and Mary Wiseman joining Aduba in supporting roles. On March 7, 2023, Randall Park and Spencer Garrett were revealed to have joined the cast in a main and a recurring role respectively. The next day, four more cast members were announced which consists of E.L. Losada, Matt Oberg, Ryan Farrell, and Alexandra Siegel. On March 30, 2023, Barrett Foa joined the main cast in a recurring capacity.


On July 18, 2022, it was revealed that the series received tax credits from California Film Office worth US$13.95 million. Production of the series was suspended by the 2023 Hollywood labor disputes after four of the eight ordered episodes were filmed. The series was expected to resume production on January 2, 2024. Andre Braugher died on December 11, 2023. In February 2024, it was announced that production had resumed and Giancarlo Esposito had assumed Braugher's role.


External links

  • The Residence at IMDb
  • The Residence on Netflix

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