Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Development News - Ava Allan, Courtney Eaton, Briana Venskus and Liv Hewson Board 'Yellowjackets'; Plus 1 More Update!

Development News - December 18, 2019

HBO Max's Vegas High and Showtime's Yellowjackets.

  • Ava Allan, Courtney Eaton, Briana Venskus and Liv Hewson have booked recurring roles on the drama pilot starring Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis and Christina Ricci. Allan's guest credits include ABC's Modern Family, CBS' Young Sheldon and USA's Suits. Eaton starred in the 2019 film Line of Duty. Venskus has recurred on The CW's Supergirl, AMC's The Walking Dead and ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Hewson starred for three seasons in Netflix's Santa Clarita Diet.
  • Allan will play Shauna's (Lynskey) teenage daughter.
  • Eaton will play Lottie, the Yellowjackets' resident rich girl, whose ambitions and polish belie a personal struggle she keeps hidden from her teammates.
  • Venskus will play Jessica Cruz, a reporter digging into the survivors' past and trying to separate fact from fiction.
  • Hewson will play Vanessa "Van" Palmer, the Yellowjackets' goalie whose infectious enthusiasm makes her the unofficial mascot of the team.
  • Jordana Spiro and Josh Andrés Rivera have been cast on the drama pilot written by Sarah-Raquel Jimenez. Spiro currently stars in Netflix's Ozark, which returns for its third season in 2020. Rivera stars in Steven Spielberg's upcoming West Side Story film adaptation.
  • Spiro will play Diane, Laura's mother, the epitome of a Mormon housewife. She is compassionate, complicated and funny. But as a young mother of four, she struggles with the repetitive efforts to keep her family, home and church duties up and running.
  • Rivera will play Josh, Diane's reckless, charismatic son and Laura's brother who lives unapologetically. Inappropriate but hilarious, troubled but never a brut, he is mysteriously complicated with an "it" factor no one can quite explain.