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Joining actress Holly Hunter, the Academy Award-winning actor best known for his performance in the classic prison drama The Shawshank Redemption, will star in the 10 episode family drama from the man behind Six Feet Under.
Robbins will play a philosophy professor named Greg and the series will revolve around a contemporary family as Greg, his lawyer wife, their three adopted kids and one biological child, deal with harbouring rifts that start to affect the family.
Ball will serve as executive producer for this new series along with Peter Macdissi. »
- Samuel Brace
The Academy Award winner will star alongside Holly Hunter in the untitled 10-episode series.
The series focuses on a contemporary multi-racial family: a philosophy professor, his lawyer wife, their three adopted children from Somalia, Vietnam and Colombia, and their sole biological child. This seemingly perfect, progressive family is in actuality harboring deep rifts. Then, one of the children begins to see things others cannot — is it mental illness, or something else? The series is described as a tragicomic meditation on the complicated forces at work on us all in America today.
Robbins will play the philosophy professor, Greg. He is questioning his life, his purpose, and the world in which he lives — a world in which it seems the bad guys have won — and his strained relationship with his wife Audrey (Hunter) adds to his overall anxiety.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
HBO’s untitled Alan Ball series surrounding an interracial family has cast new leads. Alongside the previously announced Holly Hunter, the show will feature Sosie Bacon (“Scream”), Daniel Zovatto (“Fear the Walking Dead”), Raymond Lee, and Jerrika Hinton (“Grey’s Anatomy”). The family, which includes now-adult adopted children and one adolescent biological child, struggles to answer why one of the children has begun to see things the others cannot. Hunter’s character, the matriarch, loses her balance as her children reach adulthood and her husband struggles with depression. Ball, through his Your Face Goes Here, will co-executive produce along with Peter Macdissi.
CNN Films‘ new special providing viewers with an intimate portrait of the Obama presidency has been »
- Dani Levy
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