Thursday, October 8, 2015

Development News - Lynn Collins & 3 More Join 'Poor Richard's Almanack'; Ari Graynor Boards 'I'm Dying Up Here'

Development News - October 8, 2015

USA's Poor Richard's Almanack.

  • Lynn Collins, Athena Karkanis, Carly Pope and Barbara Eve Harris have been cast on the drama pilot written by Jim Danger Gray. Collins will play Julia Winslow, a postal worker inadvertently dragged into a radical conspiracy on account of her fiancĂ©'s former links to the CIA. Karkanis will play Penny Richards, a seen-it-all surgeon who finds herself in the ethical dilemma of having to keep a wounded bomber alive so the FBI can interrogate him rather than tend to his victims. Pope will play Brooke Beaudine, an ambitious local network journalist whose reporting on a deadly attack puts her on the trail of a group of extremists who may be responsible. Harris will play Elizabeth Walker, Director of National Intelligence who finds herself struggling to fill the holes in her intelligence network while facing a conspiracy that threatens the entire country.
  • Ari Graynor, Andrew Santino and Erik Griffin have joined the cast of the dark comedy pilot written by Dave Flebotte. Graynor will play Cassie, an ambitious comedian from Texas who wants to be taken as seriously as her male comic contemporaries. Santino will play Bill, a comedy club favorite who can be dry, volatile and often jealous of the success of other comedians. Griffin will play Ralph, a Vietnam vet and comic who is as brash as he is hilarious.