13 Reasons Why actress Katherine Langford will star in the upcoming Starz psychological thriller The Venery of Samantha Bird

Australian actress Katherine Langford has landed a new role. 

The 26-year-old actress has been cast in the lead role in a psychological thriller, The Venery of Samantha Bird, that has received an eight-episode order by Starz, according to Deadline. 

The series will follow Langford as Samantha Bird, a woman visiting her family in New England, who reconnects with her childhood love and falls into a complicated relationship with him, according to the site.

Leading role: Katherine Langford has landed a lead role in a psychological thriller titled The Venery of Samantha Bird, set to premiere on Starz; Pictured 2022

‘The Venery of Samantha Bird is the perfect complement to our slate of provocative, immersive storytelling that leans into the female gaze,’ said Kathryn Busby, president original programming at Starz. 

Adding, ‘Katherine is an incredible talent who will bring this modern romance of addictive love to life.’

The young star recently attended the Le Défilé L’Oréal Paris Show and revealed how the show helped empower her as a young woman. 

Complicated: The series will follow Langford, 26, as Samantha Bird, a woman visiting her family in New England, who reconnects with her childhood love; Pictured 2021

Complicated: The series will follow Langford, 26, as Samantha Bird, a woman visiting her family in New England, who reconnects with her childhood love; Pictured 2021

‘For this year’s Walk Your Worth, I personally feel very inspired. I feel like it’s a really empowering day, so I just hope that people can take away the celebration of sisterhood and just enjoy the day, enjoy the event, and feel really empowered in themselves,’ she said. 

Adding, ‘I think it’s important just to have that reassurance, and know that whatever you wanna do – and whatever you wanna be – you can do it. You can be it and it’s okay,’ 

Katherine is perhaps most famous for her portrayal of high school student Hannah Baker on 13 Reasons Why in 2017

Inspiring her generation: The young star recently attended the Le Défilé L’Oréal Paris Show in France on October 2

Inspiring her generation: The young star recently attended the Le Défilé L’Oréal Paris Show in France on October 2

The actress, who had no prior acting experience, received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress for her role in the controversial teen drama.

The show sees her portray an American high school student who died by suicide after battling with mental illness and struggling to fit in.

In addition to her role on 13 Reasons Why, Langford has also appeared in Netflix’s one-and-done Cursed and the recently premiered Aussie drama Savage River. 

Career moves: She most famously starred as Hannah Baker in 13 Reasons Why; Pictured in a still from 13 Reasons Why

Career moves: She most famously starred as Hannah Baker in 13 Reasons Why; Pictured in a still from 13 Reasons Why

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