Starz is filling out the solid of its drama collection The Venery of Samantha Chook, starring Katherine Langford.
Seven actors — Finn Jones, Francesca Reale, Embeth Davidtz, Brenda Sturdy, Adam Faison, Shalini Bathina and Tyrone Marshall Brown — have joined 13 Causes Why star Langford within the psychological thriller created by Anna Moriarty. Starz gave the venture an eight-episode order in October.
Moreover, Larysa Kondracki (Higher Name Saul, Energy Ebook IV) has signed on to direct 4 episodes and will probably be an government producer. Nicole Jefferson Asher (P-Valley) will probably be a co-exec producer.
The Venery of Samantha Chook follows the title character (Langford) as she visits household in New England. There she reconnects together with her childhood sweetheart and falls headlong right into a seemingly excellent storybook romance. However beneath their fever dream lurks a extra unsettling interpretation of the affair.
Jones (Iron Fist) will play Jake Minot, the aforementioned childhood sweetheart. Fearless and charismatic, he falls again in with Samantha as if no time has handed.
Reale (Stranger Issues) performs Ellie Chook, Samantha’s youthful sister. Whereas the 2 are shut and may discuss something, Ellie quietly retains a watchful and protecting eye on Samantha. Sturdy (13 Causes Why, Determined Housewives) will play Nan, Sam and Ellie’s mom.
Davidtz (The Morning Present) performs Carol Minot, Jake’s mom and a long-time household pal of the Birds. Faison (Hellraiser, All the things’s Gonna Be Okay) will play Nigel, a podcaster and shut pal of Ellie’s. Bathina (Little Voice) performs Priyanka Yalen, a therapist who take Jake as a shopper — to the priority of her husband, Gideon (Brown, Love Is).
Salvatore Stabile (Waco) is the showrunner and government produces with creator Moriarty, Kondracki and Jessica Rhoades of Pacesetter Productions. Asher, Rachel Polan and Lisa Vinnecour are co-EPs, and Jessica Yu is consulting producer.
Jones is repped by CAA, Curtis Brown Group, Atlas Artists, The Initiative Group and Felker Toczek; Faison, by Hyperion, Aaron Brown at Avalon Administration and Goodman Genow; and Bathina, by ESI Community and APA.