KIM DICKENS TO STAR IN SHOWTIME DRAMA PILOT "QUEEN FUR"
Michael Mosley, Jon Foster, Joshua Mikel, Keith Machekanyanga And Spencer Howell Also Join Series Star Lily Mae Harrington
LOS ANGELES - August 22, 2018 - SHOWTIME has announced that Kim Dickens (Fear the Walking Dead) will star in the hour-long drama pilot QUEEN FUR, starring Lily Mae Harrington (Some Freaks). Michael Mosley (Seven Seconds), Jon Foster (Like Father), Joshua Mikel (The Walking Dead), Keith Machekanyanga (Timeless) and Spencer Howell (Ithaca) have also joined the cast as regulars should the pilot go to series. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine, President of Programming, Showtime Networks Inc.
A co-production between SHOWTIME and Sony Pictures Television, QUEEN FUR is set in a small town in Central Florida - a place where beauty pageants, gun culture, Cuban revolutionaries and Southern hospitality co-exist and collide. At the center of it all is Macy Dunleavy (Harrington) - a curvy, sexy, unapologetic high school dropout who is finding her womanhood and is ready to seize a big opportunity.
Dickens will play the role of Macy's mom, a former local beauty queen. She shared in a Screen Actors Guild(R) Award nomination for Deadwood and has also starred or recurred in film and TV projects including House of Cards, Sons of Anarchy, Gone Girl, Treme, Friday Night Lights, The Blind Side, Lost, Truth or Consequences, N.M., Mercury Rising, House of Sand and Fog and Zero Effect.
Mosley will play Todd, a local gun salesman. He has also starred in Sirens, Pan Am and Scrubs, and also boasts film and TV credits including Ozark, LBJ, Rush Hour, Sirens, Castle, Longmire, Justified and Kidnapped.
Foster will play Rob, Macy's older brother, an ex-Marine plagued with anxieties. Forster starred in Accidentally on Purpose, Windfall and Life As We Know It, and has also appeared in the films Rampart, Brotherhood, Stay Alive and The Door in the Floor.
Mikel will play Ryan, an associate of Todd. He has recently appeared in Dirty Grandpa, Love, Simon and I, Tonya, as well as Rectify and Nashville.
Machekanyanga, who will play the role of Ralph, a small time criminal who fancies himself an entrepreneur, made his TV debut this year in Timeless. Howell, who will play the role of 9-year-old Jim, the youngest member of Rita and Macy's family, first appeared on screen in the Meg Ryan-directed Ithaca.
QUEEN FUR is written and executive produced by Eileen Myers (MASTERS OF SEX). Deb Spera (Army Wives) will also serve as an executive producer. Sian Heder (Orange Is the New Black) will direct the pilot.
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