Megan Hilty, Geneva Carr and More Will Join Hamish Linklater in Paul Rudnick TV Land Pilot

News   Megan Hilty, Geneva Carr and More Will Join Hamish Linklater in Paul Rudnick TV Land Pilot
 
A host of theatre actors have been cast in Paul Rudnick's new TV Land pilot "I Shudder," which will star Hamish Linklater, who can currently be seen in The Public Theater production of Cymbeline.

The stage and screen star will be joined by Megan Hilty, John Behlmann, Geneva Carr and Brooklyn Shuck.

Hilty and Behlmann will play Sara and Drake Morelle, the demanding parents of 11-year-old Stella, played by Shuck. The Morelles are neighbors to the "eccentric and refined" Elyot Vionnet, played by Linklater. Carr has been tapped to play their other neighbor, Susan Marie, who is described as "unpleasant and self-righteous."

The pilot will be shot in New York in October.

"I Shudder" is a "comedy revolving around Elyot Vionnet, an advocate of manners, style and most importantly, common decency. Observing people committing heinous crimes of etiquette, he tries to counsel them from afar, inserting himself into their lives most unwelcomely. When the individuals he deems classless choose not to take his advice, they are met with terrible consequences. Elyot joins forces with his young neighbor Stella to try to make the world better, one tactless person at a time," according to production notes.

“I Shudder” is written and executive-produced by Rudnick, who also wrote the book on which the project is based, "I Shudder: And Other Reactions to Life, Death, and New Jersey." Also executive producing is Dan Jinks. Telsey + Company handled casting for the pilot.

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