EXCLUSIVE: Tiya Sircar, who currently recurs on NBC’s The Good Place, has been tapped as the lead in Good Sam, a Netflix feature based on the mystery book series of the same name by Dete Meserve. Kate Melville is directing from a script by Meserve and Teena Booth.
The film follows Intrepid TV news reporter Kate Bradley who is assigned to uncover the identity of a mysterious Good Samaritan—Good Sam—who has been anonymously leaving $100,000 cash gifts on the doorsteps of seemingly random New Yorkers. As interest in the extraordinary gifts sweeps across the country, Kate seeks to unravel the identity of Good Sam and the powerful and unexpected reasons behind the extraordinary gifts.
Jesse Prupas of Muse Entertainment (Hallmark’s movie series Aurora Teagarden Mysteries) is producing the pic with Meserve via her Wind Dancer Films shingle.
Sircar starred on the short-lived ABC series Alex, Inc. and appeared on The Mindy Project and Master of None. She’s repped by Link and Gersh.