'Swimming With Sharks' Gets April Premiere Date, Trailer From The Roku Channel

'Swimming with Sharks' comes from creator Kathleen Robertson and stars Kiernan Shipka and Diane Kruger.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

Kiernan Shipka in 'Swimming with Sharks'

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Swimming with Sharks, a new Hollywood-set thriller from creator, showrunner, and actor Kathleen Robertson, will stream on The Roku Channel with all six episodes on April 15.

The half-hour series stars Kiernan Shipka as Lou Simms, a young hopeful who moves to Los Angeles after a troubled childhood and begins an internship at Fountain Pictures where Joyce Holt (Diane Kruger) serves as CEO. Lou's placement in Joyce's office is no accident, though: As starstruck as the young woman may seem at first glance, she is more cunning than that and has done extensive research on Joyce in order to get into her inner circle. The six-episode show follows Lou as she stops at nothing to get close to Joyce, commenting on fame, obsession, and the idea of idols.

"In Hollywood, there are stories of love, success, where we live happily ever after. This is not one of those stories," Lou warns in the trailer, which you can watch below.

The trailer offers glimpses of abusive behavior from those at the top and mysterious deaths, in addition to dark secrets, lurking beneath. It also offers a taste at just how much Lou wants to be like Joyce, as she parrots an important line from one of her speeches, "I'm dreaming the hardest." Of course, it's not enough to dream in Hollywood. But it certainly seems like Lou knows that, too.

Swimming with Sharks also stars Donald Sutherland, Thomas Dekker, Finn Jones, Erika Alexander, Ross Butler, and Gerardo Celasco. It is written by Robertson and directed by Tucker Gates. Chris Cowles, Liz Destro, Stephen Israel, Jay Cohen and Dana Brunetti also serve as executive producers. The series was created in partnership with Lionsgate Television.