Oscar-nominated actress Juliette Lewis has joined the cast of Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner’s new limited series CAMPING, the Tracking Board has learned.
The eight-episode half-hour comedy stars Jennifer Garner, David Tennant, Ione Skye, Janicza Bravo, Brett Gelman, Arturo Del Puerto and Bridget Everett.
Camping revolves around Walt (Tennant) and his 45th birthday celebration, which was supposed to be a delightful weekend back to nature, according to his obsessively organized and aggressively controlling wife Kathryn (Garner). But when the camping trip gathers Kathryn’s meek sister (Skye), holier than thou ex-best friend and a free-spirited Tagalong in one place, it becomes a weekend of tested marriages and woman-on-woman crime that won’t soon be forgotten. Plus, there are bears.
Lewis will play the series regular role of Jandice, a woman of many talents. She’s a DJ of sick beats, a reiki healer and a certified public accountant. Her life may seem ideal — bouncing from man to man to woman to man — but the reality is far less ideal.
Real-life couple Gelman and Bravo are playing a married couple who are tight with Walt and Kathryn. Del Puerto will play their recently separated friend Miguel, while Everett will have a recurring role as a gun-loving lesbian who operates the campsite.
Dunham and Konner wrote Camping, which is based on the British series of the same name that was created by Julia Davis and produced by Baby Cow Productions. The Girls duo will also executive produce the series under their A Casual Romance banner along with Davis for Hush Ho, Christine Langan for Baby Cow, Tom Lassally for 3 Arts Entertainment, and Ilene S. Landress. Production begins this spring in Los Angeles.
Lewis most recently wrapped Tate Taylor’s Blumhouse movie Ma, which stars Octavia Spencer. She earned an Oscar nomination for her turn in Martin Scorsese’s Cape Fear and an Emmy nomination for her work in the HBO movie Hysterical Blindness. Her other credits include Natural Born Killers, Strange Days and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. She’s represented by UTA and Untitled Entertainment.
Jeff Sneider | Editor in Chief