Amazon Studios recently green light “The Horror of Dolores Roach”†† based on the popular Gimlet podcast, and today Deadline updated the project with more casting news.
Marc Brown †GLOW† Jean Yoon †Kim’s convenience† Judy Reyes †succession† better things), and Jeffery Self †Search party) have all signed up for recurring roles on the series.
Justina Machado †The Purge: Anarchy) will star in the title role, with the cast for the Amazon Prime series also: Alejandro Hernandez† See Updikeand K. Todd Freeman†
“The eight half-hour episode series is a contemporary one” Sweeney Todd-inspired story; a macabre urban legend about love, betrayal, weeds, gentrification, cannibalism and survival of the fittest.”
Released from prison after 16 years, Dolores Roach returns to heavily refurbished Washington Heights with $200 and her clothes on her back. Her boyfriend is missing, her family is long gone. Dolores is reunited with an old stoner friend, Luis, who provides her room and board and has her give massages for money in the basement beneath his dilapidated storefront, Empanada Loca, the only remnant of her former life.
“When the promise of her newfound stability is quickly threatened, ‘Magic Hands Dolores’ is pushed to shocking extremes for survival, and in the face of unexpected professional success, Dolores and Luis become dangerously symbiotic, and Luis must unleash his own peculiar preferences. . †
Aaron Mark and Dara Resnik will serve as co-showrunners and executive producer of the series, alongside Gloria Calderón I had to and Roxann Dawsonwho led the pilot.