“Feed The Beast” fills out cast
David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess have signed on to star in Clyde Phillips’s FEED THE BEAST, which has been ordered straight-to-series by AMC. The drama, based on the Danish series Bankerot, centers on two best friends, Tommy Moran (Schwimmer), and Dion Patras (Sturgess) who take one last shot at their dream of opening a restaurant.
Christine Adams (Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Michael Gladis (Mad Men), and Lorenza Izzo (Hemlock Grove) are also on board. Adams will play Tommy’s late wife Rie Moran. Gladis will play Patrick Woichik, aka The Tooth Fairy, the soft spoken, brutally intimidating local mobster with a penchant for pulling teeth. Izzo will play Pilar Herrera, a woman desperately searching for true love who meets Tommy in a grief group.
Feed the Beast is a co-production between AMC Studios and Lionsgate. Phillips will exec produce with Piv Bernth and Bankerot’s Henrik Ruben Genz and Malene Blenkov. Production will begin on the 10-epsiode season in New York City in February for a May 2016 premiere.
Schwimmer, who can next be seen as Robert Kardashian in the upcoming American Crime Story: People vs. O.J. Simpson, is repped by Gersh. Sturgess, repped by CAA and Garricks, is starring opposite Freddie Highmore and Alfie Allen in the BBC Two mini-series Close To Home, which will air on Starz in the U.S.
“Kingdom” star joins “Queen Of The South”
Mark Consuelos has been cast in a recurring role as cartel lawyer Teo Aljarafe on USA Network’s upcoming drama series QUEEN OF THE SOUTH. Based on best-selling book La Reina Del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Queen Of The South tells the story of Teresa, a young woman who is forced to go on the run and seek refuge in America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico. She teams with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the drug trafficking ring that has her on the run.
“The Good Wife” without the Good Wife?
Julianna Margulies delivered some potentially huge news at the Casting Society of America’s Artios Awards last night. She joked in her speech that she hadn’t come to honor THE GOOD WIFE creators Robert and Michelle King, but rather was there to schmooze with the casting directors, saying “I’m unemployed come April, and I think you haven’t seen me in a while, at least not in person, so I thought I should show up.”
The joke comes on the heels of the Kings’ announcement earlier this month that they would not return as showrunners for if CBS picks up the series for an eighth season. Multiple cast contracts, including Margulies’s, expire at the end of this season. While the series could have survived without the Kings, it seems impossible to imagine it continuing sans Margulies as Alicia Florrick. She is repped by WME, the Kings by Paradigm.
Katia Juanita | Staff Writer