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.
Former Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless is set to produce.
Christina Hendricks, Alysia Reiner and Anna Camp are set to star in the dark comedy Egg.
Hendricks and Reiner will play old art-school rivals that both happen to be expecting children at the same time, but one is carrying hers while the other is using a surrogate, played by Camp.
The movie comes from best-selling author Risa Mickenberg (Taxi Driver Wisdom) and will be directed by filmmaker Marianna Palka, who recently starred on Netflix’s wrestling comedy GLOW. David Alan Basche and Gbenga Akinnagbe also star.
Reiner and Basche are producing, along with former Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless.
Hendricks was last seen in the comedies Fist Fight and Bad Santa 2, and is set to topline NBC’s buzzy midseason drama Good Girls.
Reiner is best known for her role on Orange Is the New Black and also appears on FX’s Better Things. Camp will soon be seen in the third installment in the Pitch Perfect franchise.
Palka made her directorial debut with the Sundance feature Good Dick, which she wrote and starred in with Jason Ritter.
Production on Egg is set to begin at the end of the summer in New York.
Christina is set to star in the upcoming NBC drama, Good Girls!
Christina Hendricks has been cast in NBC’s upcoming drama “Good Girls,” Variety has learned.
The “Mad Men” alum joins the series in the role originally set for Kathleen Rose Perkins, who was recast. The pilot will reshoot this fall with Hendricks on board, and the series will debut midseason.
In “Good Girls,” when three suburban moms — played by Hendricks, Mae Whitman and Retta — get tired of trying to make ends meet, they decide it’s time to stick up for themselves by robbing the local supermarket at toy gunpoint. 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.
The series has been described as a comedy-infused drama that mixes a little “Thelma & Louise” with a bit of “Breaking Bad.”
Alongside stars Hendricks, Whitman and Retta, the cast is rounded out by Reno Wilson, Manny Montana, Lidya Jewett, Izzy Stannard and Matthew Lillard.
“Good Girls” hails from Shondaland alum Jenna Bans, who created the series and will serve as executive producer with Jeannine Renshaw and Dean Parisot, who will direct the pilot. Universal Television is the studio.
Hendricks starred on “Mad Men” for its entire run. Since, she has appeared on Sundance’s “Hap and Leonard” and Comedy Central’s “Another Period.” She is repped by ICM, Link Entertainment and attorney Howard Fishman at Hirsch Wallerstein.
Exciting news, Christina has a new project! She has joined the cast of The Strangers 2.
Emmy-nominated Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Bailee Madison (Once Upon a Time) and Lewis Pullman (Aftermath) have joined the cast of The Strangers 2 with Johannes Roberts (The Other Side of the Door) directing from a script by Bryan Bertino (The Strangers) and Ben Ketai. Bloom, which introduced the project at the Berlin International Film Festival, will continue selling it in Cannes with principal photography starting May 30 in L.A.
The Strangers 2 follows a family whose road trip takes a turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park and the power goes out. As they hunker down for the night in a borrowed trailer, three familiar masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test their every limit.
The Fyzz Facility Pictures’ Wayne Marc Godfrey (Wind River), Robert Jones (Centurion), Mark Lane & James Harris (47 Meters Down) are producing, in association with Relativity Media. The Fyzz Facility are serves financiers on the project. Aviron already was announced as the North American distributor.
Intrepid Pictures’ Trevor Macy, who produced 2008’s The Strangers as well as genre titles The Bye Bye Man, Ouija: Origin of Evil and Oculus., will serve as executive producer.
Hendricks is repped by ICM Partners and Link Entertainment, Madison by Gersh Agency and Coast to Coast Talent Group and Pullman by ICM Partners and Anonymous Content.