Yahoo & Mandalay Sports Media Head to Vegas for "Sin City Saints"
Yahoo and Mandalay Sports Media have confirmed that production has begun in Las Vegas, NV on "Sin City Saints," a new half-hour comedy slated for release this winter. Conceived by Mandalay Sports Media, "SCS" follows the triumphs, travails and transgressions of Las Vegas' brand-new pro basketball franchise.
Andrew Santino (ABC's "Mixology") has been cast as Jake Tullus, the Saints' unpredictable and charismatic owner, who made his fortune as an internet disruptor in the field of Big Data. Malin Akerman (ABC's "Trophy Wife" and HBO's "The Comeback") will star opposite Santino as Dusty Halford, a Stanford-educated lawyer who is the special assistant to the Commissioner, and Tom Arnold ("Gardens of the Night," "Hit and Run," "Sons of Anarchy") will star as Kevin Freeman, a private casino host who happens to know all the city's secrets.
The eight-episode run begins production this week in Las Vegas at The Orleans Hotel and Casino. Mike Tollin ("Arli$$," "Smallville," "Varsity Blues") will executive produce alongside Chris Case ("Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher," "Spin City") and Bryan Gordon ("Curb Your Enthusiasm," "The Office," "Party Down") who will also direct. Fred Savage ("Modern Family," "Happy Endings") is also on board to direct two episodes.
Rounding out the cast is; B.K. Cannon ("Switched at Birth"), Justin Chon ("Twilight"), Keith Powers ("Pretty Little Liars"), Rick Fox (One Tree Hill) and former NBA player Baron Davis.