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Jacki Weaver Joins TNT’s Mystery Drama Pilot ‘THE DEEP MAD DARK’

June 19, 2017

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Jacki Weaver is set to co-star in TNT’s upcoming hourlong mystery drama pilot, THE DEEP MAD DARK, produced by John Wells.

Written by Megan Martin and directed by Niels Arden Oplev, THE DEEP MAD DARK centers on Detroit neurosurgeon Polly Lewis who embarks on an unorthodox study in the field of memory and trauma. Her once-closest friend– the irreverent brilliant Tash Hollander– comes home after living many years in a strange off-the-grid community in Belize headed by Lydia Prince-Richard (Weaver). Upon her return, Tash insinuates herself into Polly’s life in audacious ways that threaten everything Polly has achieved. Set against the landscape of modern Detroit, THE DEEP MAD DARK explores the power certain friendships have to shape who we are, in was both beautiful and dangerous.

Weaver will play Lydia Prince-Richard, a hobbyist self-help writer, lover of floral shirts and self-described as a “collector of lost people.” She left a conventional life in the United States and reinvented herself as a surrogate mother to those who come her way on an idyllic beach in Belize that she calls her Kingdom.

Produced by John Wells Productions and Fabrik Entertainment, in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television and Turner’s Studio T. Martin, Oplev and Wells executive produce with Fabrik CEO Henrik Bastin and Kristen Campo.

Weaver recently starred as Rosalie in Seth MacFarlane’s Blunt Talk on Starz. She recently wrapped New Regency’s thriller Widows and New Line’s Life of the Party opposite Melissa McCarthy. She can also be seen opposite Jack Black in The Polka King, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and Small Crimes which is currently on Netflix.

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