Cheyenne Jackson, Kate Walsh, Robin Weigert and More Cast in Upcoming Neil LaBute TV Drama "Full Circle"
By Michael Gioia
Cheyenne Jackson, who was last seen on Broadway in The Performers, is among the performers cast in the upcoming television drama by Neil LaBute entitled "Full Circle," DIRECTV announced May 24.
Also in the cast are Tom Felton ("Harry Potter"), Minka Kelly ("Friday Night Lights"), Julian McMahon ("Nip/Tuck"), David Boreanaz ("Bones"), Keke Palmer ("Akeelah and the Bee"), Devon Gearhart ("The Wait"), Billy Campbell ("The Killing," "Killing Lincoln"), Kate Walsh ("Private Practice"), Noah Silver ("The Borgias"), Ally Sheedy ("Welcome to the Rileys") and Robin Weigert (Noises Off, "Sons of Anarchy").
The ten-episode series marks the television debut of award-winning screenwriter and playwright LaBute (Reasons to Be Pretty).
The series, according to DIRECTV, "examines the human condition and relationships through a series of conversations between 11 people whose lives, unbeknownst to them, are intertwined. Each episode takes place in a restaurant and features a conversation between two characters, with one of the character's storylines carrying over into the next episode through a conversation with a new character and that character then being featured in the following episode. The process continues until the final episode."
According to DIRECTV, "Characters passing the torch from one episode to the next include Tim (Felton) an exchange student from England and his love interest Bridgette (Kelly); Bridgette's husband Stanley (McMahon), a charismatic and intense entertainment lawyer; Stanley’s client Jace (Boreanaz), a famous comic known for his outlandish behavior; Chan'dra (Palmer), whose life was irrevocably altered as a result of a joke that Jace took too far; Cliff (Gearhart), a classmate Chan'dra secretly has a crush on; Cliff's father Trent (Campbell) and his wife Trisha (Walsh); Peter (Jackson), an aspiring singer who intrudes on a special night between Trent and Trisha; Robbie (Silver), Trisha's student who purports an unusual connection to his teacher, and his mother Celeste (Sheedy), with whom he shares an unnerving bond. The final episode brings the characters together, with the unexpected addition of one (Weigert), for an explosive ending that is sure to change all of these characters lives irreparably."
"Full Circle" will be executive-produced by Nick Hamm for Momentum TV, the scripted division of Momentum Entertainment Group, helmed by Chris Weil. Series creator LaBute will serve as writer and co-executive producer.
DIRECTV will shoot at the Los Angeles Broadcasting Center with productions slated to begin at the end of the month. "Full Circle" will air on DIRECTV's Audience in fall 2013. Visit DIRECTV.com/Audience.
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