Judith Light and Henry Winkler Will Co-Star in ABC Pilot "The Winklers"
18 Mar 2014
Photo by Joseph Marzullo
Two-time Tony Award winner Judith Light will co-star opposite stage and screen star Henry Winkler in the ABC pilot "The Winklers," according to Deadline.com.
The pilot — from "Everybody Loves Raymond" creator Phil Rosenthal; Winkler's son, director Max Winkler; and Winkler's son-in-law, actor Rob Reinis — is based on Henry Winkler's relationship with his son-in-law.
"The Winklers," produced by 20th TV, centers on Jack (Domenick Lombardozzi), an emotionally reserved construction worker who lives with his in-laws, actor Henry (Winkler) and Tita Winkler (Light).
Light received Tony Awards for her performances in The Assembled Parties and Other Desert Cities and is a Tony nominee for Lombardi. Her other Broadway credits include A Doll's House and Herzl.
Winkler, best known for his work on "Happy Days," has been seen on Broadway in 42 Seconds from Broadway, The Dinner Party and The Performers.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.