Stage Stars Bless New NBC Series "The Book of Daniel" with Aidan Quinn

News   Stage Stars Bless New NBC Series "The Book of Daniel" with Aidan Quinn
Aidan Quinn leads the cast of NBC's new drama "The Book of Daniel," which also features a number of stage stars.

The new series debuts on the network Jan. 6 at 9 PM with a two-hour premiere with an episode titled "Temptation and Forgiveness." The pilot will reair Jan. 7 at 8 PM. (All times ET. Check local listings.)

Quinn (a stager himself in A Streetcar Named Desire, The Exonerated) stars in the new show as Reverend Daniel Webster who is describes as "an unconventional Episcopalian minister who not only believes in Jesus - he actually sees him and discusses life with him," according to show materials. "Webster is challenged on many levels as he struggles to be a good husband, father and minister, while trying to control a nagging addiction to prescription painkillers, and an often rocky relationship with the church hierarchy."

Also appearing in the new series as regulars are stage veterans Ellen Burstyn (Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All and Same Time, Next Year), Dylan Baker (Sea of Tranquility, Homebody/Kabul), Christian Campbell (Reefer Madness) and Alison Pill (On the Mountain, The Distance From Here).

Susanna Thompson ("Now and Again"), Ivan Shaw ("All My Children") star as the minister's wife and adopted son along with Garret Dillahunt ("Deadwood") as Jesus.

Fellow stage stalwarts Marian Seldes (Dedication, Dinner at Eight), Laila Robins (Frozen), James Rebhorn (Twelve Angry Men), Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America), Halley Wegryn Gross (Hurlyburly), Danny Mastrogiorgio (Wintertime), D.W. Moffett (The Normal Heart, Contact) will appear in upcoming episodes. "The Book of Daniel" was created by Jack Kenny ("Titus") and Flody Suarez ("8 Simple Rules") — who also serve as the executive producers for Sony Pictures Television and the NBC Universal Television Studio.

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