[Movies] Four Names Added To Amazon's Alpha House Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.19.2013
Cynthia Nixon, Amy Sedaris and more...
Coming Soon reports that Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City), Amy Sedaris (Stranges With Candy), Wanda Sykes (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Julie White (Go On) have joined the cast of Amazon's Alpha House, which was written by Garry Trudeau (Doonsbury). The series is currently filming in New York and will air on Prime Instant Video later this year. The actresses join John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy, and Mark Consuelos.
Here's a synopsis: "Alpha House" follows four Republican senators-turned-housemates, Gil John Biggs (John Goodman), Robert Bettencourt (Clark Johnson), Louis Laffer (Matt Malloy) and, Andy Guzman (Mark Consuelos) through re-election battles, looming indictments, parties and housemate drama.
Nixon will play Senator Carly Armiston, "the formidable, confident, Democratic senator from New York."
Sedaris will play Louis Laffer, "the sweet, concerned wife of Senator Louis Laffer".
Sykes will play Senator Rosalyn DuPeche, "a strong-willed, funny Democrat who just happens to be a neighbor of the male senators"
White will play "the tough, determined, yet charming southern wife to Goodman's character Gil John Biggs."
Trudeau said: "We're lucky enough to have four of the most talented performers around joining the show."
Trudeau worked with Nixon on Tanner '88 and has admired the work of Sykes, Sedaris and White.
Alpha House was one of five pilots chosen from a set of fourteen from Amazon Studios, which debuted in April. Others selected include Betas, Annebots, Creative Galaxy and Tumble Leaf. All will get a full series, as selected by customers. They will stream on Prime Instant Video later this year and in early 2014.