HBO drama pilot The Devil You Know (working title), co-written by Orange Is The New Black creator Jenji Kohan, Bruce Miller and Tracy Miller, is building out its cast. Joining previously announced Eddie Izzard, Nadia Alexander and Ismenia Mendes in series regular roles are Ever Carradine, Damien Molony, Julian Rhind Tutt, Matthew James Thomas, Nigel Lindsay, Ewen Bremner, Karen Gillan, Hannah Nordberg, Naian Gonzalez Norvind and Zawe Ashton. Tapped as recurring are Will Pullen, Kate Nash, Seana Kofoed, Mary Mouser, Beanie Feldstein and Mia Barron.
Described as a provocative period drama, The Devil You Know explores the circumstances around one of the most compelling chapters in American history — the infamous Salem Witch Trials in 17th century New England, where intolerance and repression set neighbor against neighbor and led a town to mass hysteria.
Carradine will play Ann Putnam Sr., Thomas’ (Izzard) wife,who is sickly but strong among her peers. Molony is Robert Putnam, Thomas’ (Izzard) eldest son. Tutt plays Minister Samuel Parris, a hard-line Puritan, who isn’t very popular, until the accusations start. Thomas is Henry Paine, a newcomer from England. Lindsay plays Dr. Griggs, a man of science and reason. Bremner is Israel Porter, patriarch of the powerful Porter clan. Gillan plays Jane Porter, youngest daughter of Israel Porter. Nordberg, repped by Paradigm and manager Marnie Cooper, is Betty Parris, Samuel Parris’ daughter. Norvind, repped by Anthony & Assoc. and Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams, is Samuel Parris’ niece. Ashton, repped by Troika, LINK and Luber/Rokin, is the Parris’ slave brought from Barbados. She truly loves Betty, whom she’s cared for since birth. Pullen recurs as Moses Cooper, Nash as Bridget Bishop, Mouser as Earth Fenn, Feldstein as Lydia Harris and Barron as Bathshua Pope.
Production on the pilot — a co-production between HBO and Lionsgate TV — is slated to take place in Boston in the spring.
Kofoed is repped by Cornerstone in NY, AKA In LA and Meghan Schumacher Management. Pullen is repped by UTA and Anonymous Content. Mouser is with CESD and Authentic. Alexander is repped by Paradigm. Feldstein is repped by Paradigm and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Barron is repped by Innovative and JWS Entertainment.
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