Monday, April 5, 2021

Development News - David Del Rio, Chris Elliott, Ray Ford and Leonardo Nam to Co-Star on ABC's 'Maggie'

Development News - April 5, 2021

ABC's Maggie.

  • David Del Rio, Chris Elliott, Ray Ford and Leonardo Nam will co-star on the comedy pilot starring Rebecca Rittenhouse. Del Rio starred in ABC's one-season dramedy The Baker and the Beauty. Elliott starred for six seasons in Pop's Schitt's Creek. Ford has recurred on ABC's The Real O'Neals and ABC's Fresh Off the Boat. Nam has recurred on HBO's Westworld, CBS' MacGyver and DC Universe's Swamp Thing.
  • Del Rio will play Ben, a gregarious guy. He has a heightened energy and is enlivened by new experiences and people. In this way, he's Maggie's (Rittenhouse) opposite. But like Maggie, he has a romantic side that he tries to hide behind a sometimes overly confident veneer.
  • Elliott will play Jack, Maggie's father. He is a throwback to the loving-but-unavailable dads of John Hughes movies. His mantra is to smile and nod and not get too involved in any emotional drama - until he shocks everyone by delivering the heartfelt speech at the end of the day.
  • Ford will play Angel, Maggie's psychic since she was in the 7th grade. He is her mentor and true friend. Snarky and sarcastic, he is a little eccentric, often inappropriate and always very dramatic.
  • Nam will play Dave, Amy's husband. He is a cheerfully clueless guy whose goal in life is to "enjoy enjoying things." In the end, this artist and free spirit just wants everyone to get along and feel good.