Tony Winner Dan Fogler and Abby Elliott Cast in "Living the Dream" Comedy Pilot for TBS
13 Nov 2013
Tony Award winner Dan Fogler and "Saturday Night Live" cast member Abby Elliott have been cast in the TBS comedy pilot "Living the Dream," according to TVLine.com.
The half-hour comedy pilot, penned by Josh Heald, follows twentysomething Connor Logan and his best friends, who reinvigorate their hometown by re-opening its local brewery.
Elliott and Fogler will play Connor's respective friends Annie and Russ.
Fogler, who was seen in the ABC sitcom "Man Up," won the Tony Award in 2005 for his performance in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. His film credits include "Take Me Home Tonight," "Balls Of Fury," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Horton Hears a Who!," among others.
Heald will also serve as co-executive producer alongside Conan O'Brien, David Kissinger and Jeff Ross.
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.