Still The King is produced by Hideout Pictures with Cyrus serving as executive producer and writer. Shannon Houchins, Potsy Ponciroli and Travis Nicholson also executive produce. Julia Silverton and Jayson Dinsmore executive produce for CMT.
CMT’s upcoming single-camera comedy Still The King has finalized its ensemble cast. Madison Iseman and Travis Nicholson co-star and Lacey Chabert, Leslie David Baker, Kevin Farley and Jon Sewell will recur on the series starring Billy Ray Cyrus and Joey Lauren Adams.
Cyrus stars as Vernon Brownmule, aka “Burnin’ Vernon,” a scandal-ridden, washed-up, one-hit wonder who was kicked out of country music, only to emerge 20 years later as the second-best Elvis impersonator around. After crashing into an old country church sign during a drunken bender, he is arrested and sentenced to return and serve as the church’s handyman as part of his parole. Along the way he pretends to be the congregation’s new minister and re-connects with Debbie (Adams), a former one-night stand, when he learns he has a 15-year-old daughter he’s never met.
Iseman (truTV’s upcoming Those Who Can’t) will play the daughter, Charlotte, who’s smart, sarcastic, witty and reluctant to let her absentee father into her life. Nicholson is Walt, whose dad played with Vernon during his heyday and who agrees to help him con the congregation. Chabert plays Laura Beth, the head of the church boosters who considers it her personal responsibility to guide the congregation’s new preacher. Baker is Curtis, the church’s blind caretaker. Farley is set as Mitch Doily, Vernon’s parole officer and biggest fan, and Sewell plays Ronnie, Debbie’s live-in boyfriend whose one dream in life is to own a boat.
Iseman is represented by Zero Gravity Management, Nicholson is with Rosen Law Group, Chabert is with Thruline Entertainment and Innovative Artists, Baker is represented by Innovative Artists, Farley by the Glick Agency and Luber Roklin Entertainment, and Sewell is repped by My Own Shingle.