The West Wing alum Bradley Whitford has signed on as a series regular opposite Busy Philipps in The Sackett Sisters, NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot from former 30 Rock executive producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock.
Written by Brooklyn Nine-Nine executive producer Luke Del Tredici and directed by Tristram Shapeero, The Sackett Sisters is about two estranged sisters — one played by Philipps — who perform a Sully Sullenberger-esque act of public heroism, then are forced to navigate their new found notoriety together. Whitford will play Henry.
Del Tredici, Fey and Carlock executive produce with 3 Arts’ David Miner. The project hails from Universal TV, where Fey, Carlock and Del Tredici all have overall deals; Fey’s Little Stranger; and 3 Arts.
Whitford, who won Emmys for The West Wing and Transparent, is currently starring in Jordan Peele’s Get Out and will next be seen in a guest role in Chicago Justice. He’s repped by ICM Partners and Greenlight Management.
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