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More Cast Additions to Starz Drama “The Venery of Samantha Bird”



The Venery of Samantha Bird

STARZ’s new drama “The Venery of Samantha Bird” will star Katherine Langford and six other regulars. Also, Nicole Jefferson Asher (“P-Valley,” “The First Lady”) has joined as co-executive producer, while Larysa Kondracki (“Power,” “Better Call Saul”) has been recruited as executive producer and will act as the director on four episodes, including the pilot.

It was previously revealed that Katherine Langford, star of “Knives Out” and “13 Reasons Why,” would play the main character of Samantha in the eight episode drama.

While on a family trip to New England, Samantha Bird runs across her childhood sweetheart and finds herself in the midst of a fairytale romance. However, a more disturbing interpretation of this encounter lies beneath their fever dream. The novel “The Venery of Samantha Bird” paints a disturbing picture of the destructive power of love and the ripple effect it has on the residents of a sleepy New England hamlet.

The rest of the cast additions are:-

Finn Jones (“Iron Fist,” “Swimming with Sharks“) will play Jake Minot, the fearless, ruggedly handsome, and quietly charismatic former childhood sweetheart of Samantha Bird. It’s been many years since they’ve seen each other, but when they meet again during Sam’s trip to New England, they pick up, it’s like no time has passed.

Francesca Reale (“Stranger Things“) will play Ellie Bird, Samantha’s confident, intelligent, and pleasantly outspoken youngest sister. Articulate and well-educated, Ellie has a close relationship with her sister and they seem comfortable talking about anything and everything… but all the while Ellie is quietly keeping a watchful and protective eye on Sam.

Embeth Davidtz (“The Morning Show“) will play Carol Minot, Jake’s mother and an old family friend of the Birds.

Brenda Strong (“Unprisoned,” “13 Reasons Why“) will play Nan Bird, Sam’s mother.

Adam Faison (“Hellraiser,” “Everything’s Gonna Be OK“) plays Nigel, a local New Hampshire-based podcaster, and close friend of Ellie Bird.

Shalini Bathina (“Little Voice,” “Long Slow Exhale“) plays Dr. Priyanka Yalen. Reserved and sophisticated, she’s Jake’s therapist, much to the chagrin of her husband.

Tyrone Marshall Brown (“Love Is,” “Power“) plays Gideon Yalen, Priyanka’s husband who has concerns about Jake, and his wife taking him on as a patient.

In addition to Kondracki and Asher, Salvatore Stabile (“Waco“) is executive producer, Jessica Rhoades (“Station Eleven,” “Sharp Objects“) executive produces through her Pacesetter Productions shingle, with Rachel Polan serving as co-executive producer, Lisa Vinnecour is co-exec producer and Jessica Yu (“Fosse/Verdon,” “Billions“) is consulting producer. The series is created by Anna Moriarty, who also serves as executive producer.