Shoshannah Stern, an actress and activist for the Deaf community, is set to star in, executive produce, and write a new drama thriller series, Disquiet, for AMC.
Deadline reports the series will follow Cassie Edwards, a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) who returns to her hometown to assist in a case involving a mysterious death. The victim is the former head of Cassie's school for the Deaf, and the only witness is a former student. Cassie takes on the role of interpreter to help determine what happened and, in turn, is forced to confront her past.
The producers of the series are committed to representing the Deaf community on screen and behind the scenes, something Stern has a lot of experience with. As a self-described fourth-generation Deaf person, Stern has been influential in representing the Deaf community throughout her work.
In 2018, Stern starred in Sundance Now’s This Close, the first major U.S. series to be created and written by Deaf people. In addition, Stern was the first Deaf doctor to be showcased on Grey's Anatomy. She has also guest-starred on hit shows like Supernatural, Jericho, and Weeds.
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