Come autumn, the place to find one of the biggest collection of all your favourite stars from film and television appears to be over on DirecTV with the announcement of the cast of new drama series, Full Circle.
The 10-episode series comes from screenwriter and playwright Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men) and tells the story of a group of 11 people with intertwining lives and stories told in a unique and interesting way. The amazing line up of stars includes Bones' David Boreanaz, Private Practice's Kate Walsh, Harry Potter's Tom Felton, The Killing's Billy Campbell, Friday Night Lights' Minka Kelly, Nip/Tuck's Julian McMahon, Akeelah and the Bee's Keke Palmer, Devon Gearhart (The Wait), Noah Silver (The Borgias), Ally Sheedy (Welcome to the Rileys), Cheyenne Jackson (Behind the Candelabra) and Robin Weigert (Sons of Anarchy).
According to The Hollywood Reporter, each episode is set in a restaurant and involves a conversation between two of the characters. The next episode will pick up on one of the previous character’s storylines where they will interact and have a different conversation with a new character. The following episode will then carry on with that new character’s storyline (you still following?????). Each episode will have this format until the final one.
DirecTV provides a run down of the cast and how they are connected saying: Tim (Felton), an exchange student from England, and his love interest Bridgette (Kelly); Bridgette’s husband Stanley (McMahon), a charismatic and intense entertainment lawyer; Stanley’s client Jace (Boreanaz), a famous comic known for his outlandish behavior; Chan’dra (Palmer), whose life was irrevocably altered as a result of a joke that Jace took too far; Cliff (Gearhart), a classmate Chan’dra secretly has a crush on; Cliff’s father, Trent (Campbell), and his wife, Trisha (Walsh); Peter (Jackson), an aspiring singer who intrudes on a special night between Trent and Trisha; Robbie (Silver), Trisha’s student who purports an unusual connection to his teacher, and his mother Celeste (Sheedy), with whom he shares an unnerving bond. The final episode brings the characters together, with the unexpected addition of one (Weigert), for an explosive ending that is sure to change all of these characters’ lives irreparably.
It certainly sounds like an intriguing and promising premise and with a cast like that, it is certainly worth checking out.
Production is due to begin in LA over the next few weeks and the series will debut on DirecTV’s Audience Network in autumn.