Former Nashville star Connie Britton has boarded the upcoming Showtime comedy SMILF in a recurring role. The Strain‘s Miguel Gomez, Raven Goodwin, and Mark Webber have also signed on for recurring roles in the series created by and starring Frankie Shaw.
The series takes an honest comedic look at Shaw as Bridgette, a twentysomething from Southie whose desires relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood.
Britton has been cast as Ally, Bridgette’s unstable boss who struggles with boundaries and finds herself in constant pursuit of self-betterment. Gomez will play Rafi, a recovering addict in his 20s who is trying to navigate the new world of being a good ex-boyfriend to Bridgette and father their 2-year old son, Larry. Goodwin will play Eliza, Bridgette’s best friend and sometimes roommate who’s in pharmacy school. Webber has been cast as Father Eddie, a sober priest who runs a Catholic Parish in South Boston.
The series is adapted from Shaw’s Sundance Film Festival Jury award-winning short film. Shaw stars, writes, produces and directs the project while Michael London, Janice Williams, Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky, and Scott King are executive producing.
Emily J | Managing Editor