Friday, December 16, 2022

Development News - Billy Magnussen and Jessica Hynes to Play Lead Roles in HBO Comedy Pilot 'The Franchise'

Development News - December 16, 2022

HBO's The Franchise.

  • Billy Magnussen, Jessica Hynes, Darren Goldstein, Lolly Adefope and Isaac Powell will star in the comedy pilot written by Jon Brown, Keith Akushie and Armando Iannucci. Furthermore, Daniel Brühl and Richard E. Grant will appear as recurring guest stars. Magnussen previously starred for two seasons in HBO Max's Made For Love. Hynes starred for three seasons in BBC Two's W1A. Goldstein recurred on Netflix's Ozark and FX's Under the Banner of Heaven. Adefope starred for three seasons in Hulu's Shrill. Powell recently starred in FX's American Horror Story: NYC. Brühl starred for two seasons in TNT's The Alienist and in the Disney+ limited series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Grant was nominated for an Academy Award in 2019 for his supporting performance in the film Can You Ever Forgive Me?.
  • Magnussen will play Adam. Hynes will play Steph. Goldstein will play Pat. Adefope will play Dag. Powell will play Peter. Brühl will play Eric. Grant will play Peter.