Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Development News - Kim Dickens to Co-Star on Showtime's 'Queen Fur'; Hugh Laurie to Lead HBO's 'Avenue 5'

Development News - August 22, 2018

HBO's Avenue 5 and Showtime's Queen Fur.

  • Kim Dickens, Michael Mosley, Jon Foster, Joshua Mikel, Keith Machekanyanga and Spencer Howell will co-star on the drama pilot starring Lily Mae Harrington.
  • Dickens (Fear the Walking Dead, Deadwood) will play Rita, Macy's (Harrington) mother, a former local beauty queen.
  • Mosley (Ozark, Seven Seconds) will play Todd, a local gun salesman.
  • Foster (Like Father, Life As We Know It) will play Rob, Macy's older brother, an ex-Marine plagued with anxieties.
  • Mikel (The Walking Dead) will play Ryan, an associate of Todd's.
  • Machekanyanga (Followers, Outdooring) will play Ralph, a small time criminal who fancies himself an entrepreneur.
  • Howell (Ithaca) will play Jim, the youngest member of Rita and Macy's family.
  • Hugh Laurie will play the lead role on the comedy pilot written by Armando Iannucci. He starred for eight seasons in FOX's House, two seasons in Hulu's Chance and one season in AMC's The Night Manager. His casting reunites him with Iannucci after recurring on HBO's Veep since the fourth season. He next stars in Hulu's upcoming limited series Catch-22 opposite George Clooney and Kyle Chandler.
  • He will play Ryan Clark, the charming and in-control American captain of the Avenue 5.