CBS All Access has rounded out the cast and begun production on its new mystery thriller drama series $1. Nike Kadri (Seven Seconds, Divorce), Joshua Bitton (The Night Of, The Pacific) and Hamilton Clancy (Orange Is the New Black, Bridge of Spies) are set as series regulars and Ashlie Atkinson (Bull, Blue Bloods) will recur. They join previously announced series regulars John Carroll Lynch, Nathaniel Martello-White, Philip Ettinger, Chris Denham, Kirrilee Berger and Gracie Lawrence, along with recurring cast Leslie Odom Jr., Jeff Perry and Sturgill Simpson. Production began Tuesday in Pittsburgh.
Created by Jason Mosberg, $1 is set in a small Rust Belt town in post-recession America, where a one-dollar bill changing hands connects a group of characters involved in a shocking multiple murder. The path of the dollar bill, and point of view in each episode, paints a picture of a modern American town with deep class and cultural divides that spill out into the open as the town’s secrets get revealed.
Kadri will play Rook, who’s new to the Police Department and eager to prove she’s tough and clever to the chief, the squad, and herself.
Bitton is Chewy, a police officer born and raised in Pittsburgh who has seen it all and is filled with snark. Hard to impress but loyal, he will protect his own at any cost. He’s an unwilling partner to Rook.
Clancy will portray Tom, a veteran cop on the force for many years. He’s well-meaning and a good cop, but there is a reason he’s never been promoted.
Atkinson is Terri Mitchell, one of the few women who work at the steel mill. She can hang with the guys, both tough and warm.
$1 is produced by CBS Television Studios and Anonymous Content. Mosberg executive produces along with Matt DeRoss for Anonymous Content and Alexandre Dauman. Craig Zobel (Compliance, The Leftovers) directs and also is an executive producer.
Bitton is repped by Abrams Artists Agency and Freeze Frame Management. Kadri is with Jenevieve Brewer Talent Management and Harden Curtis Kirsten Riley Agency. Clancy is repped by Buchwald and CTM Artists. Atkinson is with TalentWorks and Rosier Artist Management.