Today at TCA, the actress who went from obscurity to an Emmy-nominated actress in the FX miniseries Fargo, recounted how she settled on the web series-turned-ABC comedy series. On the show, she plays Nan, a struggling millennial whose life is told through the eyes of her lonely and philosophical dog, Martin. Gradually, both realize they’re meant for each other.
Tolman realized post-Fargo “I wanted to be a leading lady. I wanted to find my own show. We went through a lot of offers where I was part of an ensemble or the best friend and there were some really good projects and offers. But I held out for something that is my baby. I felt like Fargo was a really dramatic show that was funny. I felt like our show is funny but it’s dramatic. It’s not a joke a minute, but it’s like an indie movie. It’s somber and sweet.”
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“It may just be the most courageous thing ABC has ever done,” quipped Downward Dog thespian Lucas Neff, “We did such a great job — it’s premiering at Sundance.”
Downward Dog was co-created by Samm Hodges and Michael Killen who were also behind the web series with Kat Likkel, John Hoberg serving as EPs. It is a production of Legendary and ABC.
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