Hendricks to topline NBC’s ‘Good Girls’ in recasting

2017-07-14 03:10:17 GMT2017-07-14 11:10:17(Beijing Time) Agencies

ACTRESS Christina Hendricks is heading to NBC.

The six-time Emmy-nominated “Mad Men” actress has been tapped to topline the network’s buzzy midseason drama “Good Girls.” She takes over the lead role of Beth, originally played in the pilot by “Episodes” star Kathleen Rose Perkins. Perkins exited the drama when it was picked up to series in May.

From showrunner Jenna Bans, “Good Girls” revolves around three suburban moms who get tired of trying to make ends meet and decide it’s time to stick up for themselves by robbing the local supermarket at 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.

Matthew Lillard, Manny Montana, Reno Wilson, Lidya Jewett, Izzy Stannard and Zach Gilford co-star in the drama, which was an early frontrunner through pilot season after earning raves for the cast’s chemistry.

“Good Girls” marks Hendricks’ first broadcast series regular role since her seven-season turn as Joan Harris on AMC’s critical gem “Mad Men.” Since that show wrapped, she has starred on Sundance TV’s “Hap and Leonard” and was among the repertoire cast of Comedy Central’s “Another Period.” On the feature side, her credits include “Bad Santa 2,” “Zoolander 2” and more.

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