DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: UTA has signed six-time Emmy-nominated actress Christina Hendricks in all areas. Hendricks is best known for playing Joan Holloway in the Emmy Award-winning AMC series Mad Men, for which she received six consecutive Emmy nominations. Most recently, she starred in NBC’s Good Girls opposite Mae Whitman and Retta. Additionally, she can be seen in Amazon Prime’s The Romanoffs opposite Isabelle Hupport and Tin Star opposite Tim Roth, as well as the Ben Stiller/Red Hour-produced series Another Period for Comedy Central.
On the big screen, Hendricks can recently be seen in Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4 and in An American Woman opposite Sienna Miller, produced by Ridley Scott for Roadside Attractions. Previously, she can be seen as one of the leads of Julian Fellowes’ Crooked House opposite Glenn Close; in Bad Santa 2 opposite Billy Bob Thornton.
Hendricks will continue to be represented by LINK Entertainment and Howard Fishman at Hirsch, Wallerstein, Hayyum, Matlof & Fishman.
Exciting news! If you haven’t heard it yet, Good Girls has been renewed for a second season! Congratulations to Christina, and the Good Girls cast & crew.
DEADLINE – NBC has given a second-season pickup to Good Girls, its new midseason drama from The Family creator Jenna Bans. The series, starring Christina Hendricks, Retta and Mae Whitman, marks the second drama renewed by NBC for next season, joining This Is Us, and the first NBC freshman series to get a Season 2 (unless the Will & Grace revival is counted as a new series).
Boosted by The Voice lead-in, Good Girls has averaged a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.1 million viewers overall in L+7 Nielsen ratings. It ranked No. 1 or tied for No. 1 in the time slot versus the ABC and CBS drama competition in 18-49 for each of its past five telecasts when it did not have to face ABC’s The Good Doctor in the Monday 10 PM hour following the medical drama’s season finale. (In its debut, Good Girls topped The Good Doctor head-to-head in Live+same day.)
While Good Girls‘ demo delivery actually was a tad below that of its predecessor in the hour — new NBC fall drama The Brave, which did not get a back order — Good Girls has been largely well reviewed and has a lucrative deal with Netflix, which benefits the series’ producer, NBC sibling Universal TV. The female drama with comedic overtones became the first series on a Big 4 broadcast networks to land a pact under Netflix’s co-licensing model where the streaming giant pays a significant fee for distributing a show outside of North America.
Good Girls follows three suburban moms (Hendricks, Retta, Whitman) who get tired of trying to make ends meet and decide it’s time to stick up for themselves by robbing the local grocery store. But when the manager catches a glimpse of one of them and the loot is far more than they expected, it doesn’t take long for the three best friends to realize the perfect getaway will be harder than they think.
Reno Wilson, Manny Montana, Lidya Jewett, Izzy Stannard and Matthew Lillard co-star in the series, executive produced by creator Bans, director Dean Parisot and Jeannine Renshaw.
NBC has announced that the Good Girls will premiere on Monday, February 26 at 10PM. Christina co-stars with Retta and Mae Whitman.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY – NBC has announced the mid-season premiere dates for two of its most hotly anticipated new shows — Good Girls and Rise.
Good Girls, which follows three suburban moms dealing with the fallout from robbing the local grocery store, will premiere on Monday, Feb. 26 at 10 p.m. immediately after the debut of the spring cycle of The Voice. Created by Jenna Bans and described as Breaking Bad meets Thelma and Louise, the show stars Christina Hendricks, Retta, Mae Whitman, and more.
A “Mad Men” reunion of sorts is in the works at Amazon.
Christina Hendricks and John Slattery will reunite with “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner as cast members of Weiner’s upcoming Amazon anthology series “The Romanoffs,” Variety has learned. In addition to Hendricks and Slattery, the series has also cast Academy Award nominee Isabelle Huppert, “Boardwalk Empire” alum Jack Huston, “Togetherness” alum Amanda Peet, and Golden Globe nominee Marthe Keller.
The new series will consist of eight hourlong episodes, each of which will tell a standalone story with no recurring plot elements or actors. Each episode will tell the stories of people in contemporary times who believe they are descendants of the imperial family that ruled Russia from 1613 until the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917.
The castings of Slattery and Hendricks come just over 10 years after the series premiere of “Mad Men,” which launched on AMC on July 19, 2007. The series would go on to garner 116 Emmy nominations throughout its run, winning 16. Slattery was nominated four times in the outstanding supporting actor in a drama series category, while Hendricks was nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series six times.
Hendricks is repped by ICM, LINK Management, and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof & Fishman. Slattery is repped by Gersh. Huppert is repped by Voyez Mon Agent (VMA). Huston is repped by UTA and Untitled Entertainment. Peet is repped by Gersh and Management 360. Keller is repped by Agence Adequat.
“The Romanoffs” will be directed entirely by Weiner, who also serves as an executive producer and writer. Semi Chellas, Harvey Weinstein, and David Glasser will also executive produce. The Weinstein Company will produce in association with Amazon Studios. The series will debut on Prime Video next year.
Amazon has taken U.S. rights to revenge thriller Tin Star, written and created by Rowan Joffe and starring Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks.
The 10×60 series, which is produced by Kudos for Sky Atlantic, is a tale of the corruption of innocence and of murder, grief and all-consuming revenge. It tells the story of Jim Worth, a former British detective now small town police chief who brings his family to the tiny and tranquil town of Little Big Bear for a better life. Genevieve O’Reilly, Abigail Lawrie, Oliver Coopersmith, Christopher Heyerdahl, Stephen Walters, Ian Puleston-Davies, Roark Critchlow, Sarah Podemski, Ryan Kennedy and Kevin Hanchard all have roles in the series.
Joffe, whose screenwriting credits include 28 Weeks Later and The American, writes and directs. It was commissioned for Sky by Head of Drama Anne Mensah, Commissioning Editor Cameron Roach and Director of Sky Atlantic Zai Bennett. Tin Star is exec produced by Alison Jackson (Hunted) and Kudos CEO Diederick Santer (Grantchester) and produced by Jonathan Curling (The Secret) for Kudos.
Endemol Shine International and Sky Vision jointly handle international distribution. The series will debut on Sky Atlantic and Amazon Prime Video in the UK and U.S. respectively later this year.