Jayden Elijah (School’s Out Forever) has been cast for a lead role in the upcoming Hulu drama series “Saint X.” The series is an adaptation of Alexis Schaitkin’s psychological drama novel of the same name. Elijah will star opposite Victoria Pedretti, Josh Bonzie (The Politician) and West Duchovny (Linoleum).
The series is described as a psychological drama told in multiple timelines and perspectives. It is about a young woman’s mysterious death during an idyllic Caribbean vacation and how it creates a traumatic ripple effect that eventually pulls her surviving sister into a dangerous pursuit of the truth.
According to Deadline, Elijah plays Edwin, a handsome and magnetically charming employee at the island’s resort who immediately captures Alison’s (Duchovny) attention. He harbors a healthy distrust of the rich white people he’s paid to serve and dreams of one day leaving the island for New York.
The show has received an eight-episode order from Hulu. Leila Gerstein (The Handmaid’s Tale, Looking for Alaska) will pen the script and executive produce the adaptation. Dee Rees (Mudbound) is attached to direct and executive produce. Schaitkin, Stephen Williams, Anonymous Content, and DreamCrew Entertainment will also executive produce.
ABC Signature is the studio.
Elijah’s credits include Oliver Milburn’s feature School’s Out Forever and UK comedy series Hank Zipzer.