Netflix has ordered the limited series “The Beast in Me” with Claire Danes. The logline: Since the tragic death of her young son, acclaimed author Aggie Wiggs (Danes) has receded from public life, unable to write, a ghost of her former self. But she finds an unlikely subject for a new book when the house next door is bought by Nile Sheldon, a famed and formidable real estate mogul who was once the prime suspect in his wife’s disappearance. At once horrified and fascinated by this man, Aggie finds herself compulsively hunting for the truth – chasing his demons while fleeing her own – in a game of cat and mouse that might turn deadly.

The series hails from writer Gabe Rotter, with Howard Gordon attached to serve as showrunner. The series reunites Gordon and Danes, as they previously worked together on drama “Homeland” on Showtime.

Also executive producing are Daniel Pearle (“American Crime Story”) and Jodie Foster, and Conan O’Brien, Jeff Ross, and David Kissinger for Conaco.