Holly Hunter Tapped to Star in HBO Drama from Alan Ball


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Oscar-winner is returning to the small screen again as she’s set to star in a family drama from Alan Ball. The series will air on .

The project centers on a contemporary multiracial family including a philosophy professor, his lawyer wife, and their four children (three adopted and one biological). They are the seemingly perfect, progressive family but they’re harboring deep rifts. One of the children begins seeing something that the others cannot. Is it a mental illness or something else?

Hunter has been cast as Audrey Black, the matriarch of the family of socially conscious idealists. Once a therapist in a private practice, she is now reluctantly using her skills as a psychologist in the corporate world, balancing her more progressive personal philosophy with the need to make money.

Ball will executive produce the series through his Your Face Goes Here banner, alongside Peter Macdissi.

Hunter was seen earlier this year in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. She next appears in The Big Stick and has lent her voice to Pixar’s The Incredibles sequel where she will reprise her role as the superhero family’s matriarch. She previously starred in the drama Saving Grace, which ended its run in 2010.

She is repped by ICM and .

 | Staff Writer

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