DirecTV has announced the all-star cast for their upcoming drama “Full Circle” from award-winning screenwriter and playwright Neil LaBute, and its clear the satellite cable provider has hit the mother lode.
Signed up for LaBute’s television debut are Tom Felton (“Harry Potter”), Minka Kelly (“Friday Night Lights”), Julian McMahon (“Nip/Tuck”), David Boreanaz (“Bones”), Keke Palmer (“Akeelah and the Bee”), Devon Gearhart (“The Wait”), Billy Campbell (“The Killing”), Kate Walsh (“Private Practice”), Noah Silver (The Borgias”), Ally Sheedy (“Welcome to the Rileys”), Cheyenne Jackson (“Behind the Candelabra”), and Robin Weigert (“Sons of Anarchy”).
The 10-episode series will examine the human condition and relationships through a series of conversations between 11 people whose lives, unbeknownst to them, are intertwined. Each episode will take place in a restaurant and feature a conversation between two characters, with one of the character’s shorelines carrying over into the next episode through a conversation with a new character and that character then being featured in the following episode. The process continues until the finale episode. Head spinning yet?
Characters passing the torch from one episode to the next include 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
“Full Circle” is set to air on DirecTV’s Audience channel in fall 2013.