Monday, July 9, 2018

Development News - Adam Devine and Edi Patterson to Co-Star on HBO's 'The Righteous Gemstones'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Development News - July 9, 2018

Freeform's Everything's Gonna Be Okay; HBO's The Righteous Gemstones; and Paramount's 68 Whiskey.

  • Adam Devine and Edi Patterson will co-star on the comedy pilot created by and starring Danny McBride. Devine starred for seven seasons in Comedy Central's Workaholics and had a recurring role on ABC's Modern Family. Patterson's casting reunites her with McBride after starring for two seasons in HBO's Vice Principals.
  • Devine will play Kelvin Gemstone, Jesse's (McBride) brother, the middle child caught between giant personalities. He has branded himself an outsider to the church, feeling his methods are too hardcore for mainstream religion. He doesn't have bigger ambitions for the head seat at the table but focuses his efforts on the eradication of Satan and dark forces from everyday life.
  • Patterson will play Judy Gemstone, Jesse's sister who resents her family for not giving her the same opportunities within the church as her siblings. She only wants an opportunity to stand on the stage with the rest of them on Sunday mornings.
  • 68 WHISKEY (Comedy, Single Camera) - Written by Roberto Benabib (The Brink, Weeds). Directed by Ron Howard (Solo: A Star Wars Story). Executive produced by Benabib, Howard, Brian Glazer, Francie Calfo, Zion Rubin, Efrat Shmaya Dror and Danna Stern. Produced by CBS Television Studios and Imagine Television. Logline: Based on the Israeli format Charlie Golf One. The series follows a multicultural mix of men and women deployed as Army medics to a forward operating base in Afghanistan nicknamed "The Orphanage." Together, they endure a dangerous and Kafkaesque world that leads to self-destructive appetites, outrageous beahvior, intense camaraderie and occasionally, a profound sense of purpose.
  • Production has begun in Los Angeles today for the dramedy pilot created by and starring Josh Thomas. Joining the cast as series regulars are newcomers Kayla Cromer, Maeve Press and Adam Faison.
  • Cromer will play Matilda, Nicholas' (Thomas) 17-year-old half-sister. She is a witty, wide-eyed musician who is on the autism spectrum.
  • Press will play Genevieve, the 14-year-old comedic oddball who is the youngest of the siblings and the most dramatic.
  • Faison will play Alex, Nicholas' love interest who finds himself in the middle of family drama.