Amy Poehler/Charlie Grandy NBC Pilot Casts Tiya Sircar; Jessica Paré In ‘The Interestings

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Tiya Sircar has booked a series regular role on NBC’s untitled royal family comedy pilot (aka Dumb Prince) written by Charlie Grandy and executive produced and directed by Amy Poehler. The comedy is set in the country of Modaria, known for the manufacture of mopeds and tiny cars, where the Faber family has ruled for generations. Sircar will play Maria, the new maid in the royal household, described as smart, strong-willed and likable. Sircar, repped by Gersh and LINK Entertainment, is best known for her roles in The Internship opposite Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. She voices Sabine in Star Wars Rebels and will be the voice of Kate in the upcoming animated series, Spirit, for DreamWorks Animation and Netflix.

Mad Men alum Jessica Paré has joined the cast of Amazon pilot The Interestings, from Sony TV’s TriStar Television. Written by Nip/Tuck alums Lyn Greene and Richard Levine and directed by Mike Newell, The Interestings is described as a grounded. character-driven drama based on Meg Wolitzer’s novel about a group of friends who meet at an arts camp when they’re 15 in 1974. The series chronicles their relationships throughout the next three decades dealing with the great expectations of youth juxtaposed with the realities life hands you as you get older. Paré will play Ash, Ethan’s wife, a successful theater director and philanthropist who’s harboring a secret from her husband.

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