Set for regular roles opposite lead Lisa Joyce are writer-performer Rebecca Drysdale and Edgar Blackmon. Max is described as a raucous comedy set in 1963 about the struggles of second wave feminism, centered on an ambitious magazine writer, Maxine Woodruff (Joyce), looking for liberation. Fonda plays Edward Woodruff, Max’s father. Drysdale is Donna Pinasco, one of Max’s office-mates. Blackmon is Clarence, the cheerful coffee boy who offers Max workplace counsel.
Executive producing alongside Miller and Dunham are Jenni Konner and Ilene Landress — all four also executive produce Dunham’s HBO comedy series Girls.
Fonda recently starred opposite Nicolas Cage in the feature The Runner. He is repped by Untitled Entertainment, Pure Arts Management and APA.
Drysdale wrote on all five seasons of Comedy Central’s Key & Peele, for which she shared three Emmy nominations. She was also a writer on the upcoming FX series Baskets starring Zach Galiafiankis. This marks the first series regular role for Drysdale who has guest starred on Orange Is the New Black, Man Seeking Woman and The Mindy Project among others. She is repped by WME and Apostle’s George Heller. Blackmon is with Innovative Artists and 3 Arts.