Brad Morris (Great News), Leah Harvey (On the Road), Jessica Hecht (Red Oaks) and Imogen Tear (When Calls the Heart) have been cast opposite Taylor Dearden and Aubrey Peoples in Hulu comedy pilot Search and Destroy, from Portlandia co-creator Carrie Brownstein and Annapurna Television.
Written and directed by Brownstein, Search and Destroy is loosely based on Brownstein’s best-selling memoir Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl. It’s centered around Karen Wolff (Dearden), a 22-year-old from the suburbs of the Pacific Northwest. Karen’s unstable childhood has left her feeling disconnected and like a perpetual outsider, so she attempts to find a sense of belonging through creativity and community. Set in the feminist and fiercely independent punk scene of the 1990s, Search and Destroy explores notions of identity, artistic and sexual awakenings, friendship and family. It is music however, and its transformative powers, that permeates and propels the story.
Harvey will play Jackie, Hecht will portray Kris/Mom, Morris is Mark/Dad, and Tear will portray Molly.
Brownstein executive produces alongside Annapurna’s Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, and Ali Krug.
Morris most recently recurred on NBC’s Great News and was seen in the Netflix original A Futile and Stupid Gesture, directed by David Wain. He’s repped by Artists First, Buchwald and Morris Yorn.
Harvey’s credits include feature On The Road and a guest role in Uncle. She’s repped by Curtis Brown Group and UTA.
Hecht played Rebecca on Red Oaks and most recently guest-starred in High Maintenance, Blindspot and Madam Secretary. She’s repped by Innovative Artists.
Tear most recently played Mattie on When Calls the Heart and guest-starred on The 100. She’s repped by Red Management and Nelson Management.