Original Spring Awakening Star Lands Role Opposite Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon in New Epix Series

News   Original Spring Awakening Star Lands Role Opposite Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon in New Epix Series
 
Skylar Astin, who created the role of Georg in the original Off-Broadway and subsequent Broadway productions of Spring Awakening, has landed a role in the new Epix series "Graves," according to Deadline.com.

The new half-hour political satire, which is scheduled to begin production this fall, will also star Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon as well as Chris Lowell and Angelica Maria. The single-camera series will make its debut in autumn 2016. Astin has been cast in the role of Isaiah Miller, who is described as "a neurotic, over-eager assistant who goes to work for his political hero President Graves at the very moment that the ex-POTUS is tearing down his own legacy."

In "Graves," according to Deadline, "25 years after his presidency, former Commander in Chief Richard Graves (Nolte) has the epiphany that his policies have damaged the country for decades and so, with his young assistant (Astin), he goes on a Don Quixote-like journey to right his administration’s wrongs just as his wife (Sarandon), the former First Lady, decides to follow her own political ambitions."

Astin also played the role of Jesse in the "Pitch Perfect" films. His TV credits also include "Ground Floor" and "Girls."

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