The Brink alumna Maribeth Monroe has booked a series regular role opposite Hamish Linklater and Wanda Sykes in TBS’ pilot World’s End.
Written by Jonathan Ames, based on Icelandic dramedy Heimsendir, a Sagafilm format, World’s End is a dark comedy about an asylum that operates like a family, and as in all families, the question of who is sane and who is not is open for discussion. It follows Henry Mueller (Linklater), a charismatic high school English teacher who has a breakdown and is committed to a mental institution. There, under the watchful eye of Louise Baldwin (Sykes), he begins to feel “sane.” Henry starts to question the system and the methods used to contain the inmates, ultimately becoming the leader of an inmate revolt.
Monroe plays Suzanne, Head Nurse at Kingsley Hospital. Suzanne shares custody of Alfie with her ex-wife and fellow staff member Louise (Sykes). She suspects Henry (Linklater) to be a dangerous troublemaker requiring special custodial attention.
Monroe, an alumni of the Second City Mainstage in Chicago, is best known for her starring role as Alice Murphy on Comedy Central’s Workaholics and as Kendra Peterson in HBO’s The Brink. She can next be seen in Alexander Payne’s Downsizing alongside Jason Sudeikis, Kristin Wiig, and Christoph Waltz. Monroe is repped by Innovative Artists.