Colm Feore (House Of Cards), Alex Kingston (Doctor Who) and Jacob Vargas (Sons Of Anarchy) will co-star opposite Regina Hall in the Hulu pilot Crushed, from Peeples writer-director Tina Gordon Chism, Lionsgate TV and Homegrown Pictures.
The comedy, written by Chism, centers on an African-American family, led by brother and sister Will and Celia (Hall) who stumbles into a successful wine business in Napa. The comedy is described as a fish-out-of-water story following the family’s unorthodox approach to wine making and their unique life style.
Feore will play Roberto Stella, an eccentric, savvy wine-maker whose successful label underpays for Will’s perfect grapes to make his special reserve wine. After Celia (Hall) disrespects him, he cuts business ties with Will, and sets out to thwart the siblings’ plans for their vineyard. Kingston will play Cricket Stella, Roberto’s bored Napa Valley wife, who amuses herself by having an affair with Will, only to parlay it into a power play. Vargas will play Jose Alturo, a Mexican-American vineyard manager of the venerable Stella Winery who’s tired of working for the “man,” so he moonlights with the fledgling Black Estate to make a better life for his family.
Feore, repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency and the Coronel Group, also was a series regular on The Borgias, and appeared on Gotham and Kingmakers. Kingston, repped by Curtis Brown Group and Principal Entertainment LA, is best known for her roles on Doctor Who and ER and also recurred on Arrow and American Odyssey. Vargas with Innovative Artists, Luber Roklin Entertainment, and Morris Yorn Barnes, most recently recurred on Colony and Hand Of God.