Sons of Anarchy alum Katey Sagal has joined the cast of ABC’s three-hour remake of Dirty Dancing. She will play “bungalow bunny” Vivian Pressman, a former beauty queen who likes to seduce younger male staff members like Johnny (Colt Prattes) at the Kellerman resort.
Recently divorced and fabulously wealthy, Vivian introduces Marjorie (Debra Messing) to the freedoms of being single, causing her to question her own marriage. Vivian isn’t used to being rejected, so when Johnny calls things off to be with Baby (Abigail Breslin), she takes matters into her own hands. Miranda Garrison played the role in the 1987 movie.
Like the feature, ABC’s Dirty Dancing movie centers on Baby, an innocent young woman in the early 1960s who vacations with her affluent parents and siblings in the Catskills and falls for Johnny, the resort’s charismatic dance instructor and leader of the working-class entertainment staff. The cast also includes Billy Dee Williams, Sarah Hyland, Nicole Scherzinger, Trevor Einhorn, Debra Messing and Beau “Casper” Smart. Production begins this week in North Carolina.
Sagal starred on FX’s Sons of Anarchy and husband Kurt Sutter’s follow-up series The Bastard Executioner. Other recent credits include Pitch Perfect 2 and narrating NBC’s A to Z. She is repped by WME and B&B Management.