‘Superior Donuts’: Darien Sills-Evans & Anna Baryshnikov Cast In New CBS Pilot

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Darien Sills-Evans (HBO’s Treme) and Anna Baryshnikov (Wiener-Dog) have been cast as regulars opposite Jermaine Fowler and Judd Hirsch in CBS’ multi-camera comedy pilot Superior Donuts. After the end of this past pilot season, where Fowler starrer Superior Donuts was in serious consideration for a series pickup, CBS ordered a new pilot for the project with some character and casting changes.

Written and executive produced by Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan and Bob Daily based on the play by Tracy Letts, Superior Donuts follows the relationship between the owner of a donut shop, Arthur (Hirsch), his new young employee (Fowler) and their patrons in a gentrifying neighborhood of Chicago. Sills-Evans will play James, a police officer and regular customer of Superior Donuts. Baryshnikov plays Maya, a perpetual graduate student with multiple degrees who comes to Superior Donuts to work on her Ph.D. dissertation. Maya is a new character, while Sills-Evans replays James Earl who played the role in the original pilot.

The cast of Superior Donuts also includes Maz Jobrani, David Koechner and Rell Battle who was promoted from a guest star in the original pilot.

Daily, Goldman and Donovan executive produce alongside Fowler, Mark Teitelbaum, John R. Montgomery and 3 Arts’ Michael Rotenberg and Josh Lieberman for CBS TV Studios.

Sills-Evans, who started his acting career on a CBS multi-camera comedy series, Cosby, is repped by Stone Manners Salners Agency and J.C. Robbins Management.
Baryshnikov, daughter of Mikhail Baryshnikov and Lisa Rinehart, is repped by UTA and Brookside Artist Management.

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2016/07/superior-donuts-darien-sills-evans-anna-baryshnikov-cast-cbs-pilot-recasting-1201795148/