•• Great News for all her fans. Weeds alumna Elizabeth Perkins has been tapped for a co-starring role on TNT’s Untitled Miami Project from Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay. Written by Masters Of Sex creator/executive producer Michelle Ashford, the serialized character drama is set in the wild and unpredictable world of the Florida drug trade in the 1970s. Perkins will play Josephine “Jojo” Nickel, all peroxide and cleavage with a penchant for gambling at the dog track, who raised her son, Bobby as a single mother. A true local with deeply Southern roots, Jojo now has her own ambitions: Bobby’s father-in-law, Corwin. Perkins, whose role on Showtime’s Weeds earned her three Emmy nominations, is repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment.
ONE CHILD tells the story of a young Chinese-born woman, Mei (Leung), adopted at birth by a couple in the UK, who suddenly gets called back to her native Guangzhou by her birth mother. Her son Ajun – and the brother Mei never knew existed – has been wrongly accused of murder and is facing execution. The real killer is a rich Chinese ‘princeling’ with a well-connected, wealthy father who has corrupted the witnesses into lying.
Elizabeth Perkins and Sumpter play Katherine, an American and Jim Ashley, Mei’s adoptive parents who are challenged to both let her visit her birth mother while protecting her from the pain of meeting the woman who once rejected her. Mei must struggle with who she is in order to decide where her loyalty lies.
When Mei lands in China and begins to witness the criminal justice system through western eyes, she discovers the dichotomy between rich and poor – the connected and the unconnected – and the corruption which forms the bedrock of its governing institutions.
Penned by Guy Hibbert (Eye in the Sky, Five Minutes of Heaven) this emotionally-gripping, dramatic thriller plunges into the heart of contemporary China – in all its contradictions – and takes a fresh, cross-cultural look at what it means to be family.
ONE CHILD is a deeply affecting work that delves into the heart of a human struggle. It tells the story of an ordinary young woman who is plunged into a situation that challenges her to her core,” said SundanceTV President, Sarah Barnett. “It takes viewers on an immersive journey across the globe and shines a bold spotlight on the complexity of family dynamics and personal identity.”
ONE CHILD is executive produced by Hilary Salmon for BBC Productions. The project is a BBC Drama production for BBC Two, co-produced with SundanceTV (deal brokered by Drive in conjunction with BBC Worldwide North America), and distributed by BBC Worldwide.
•• As previously reported, Elizabeth Perkins was guest-star on the acclaimed drama “How To Get Away With Murder” and new stills from 01×04: “Let’s Get to Scooping” episode have been added to the photo gallery. Also, screencaptures of Elizabeth as Marren Trudeau from same episode were just added to the photo gallery. The previews below guide you to the new images added. Enjoy!
•• Annalise’s latest client is trying to get away with insider trading. Weeds alum Elizabeth Perkins guest-stars on Thursday’s episode of How to Get Away with Murder (10/9c, ABC) as Marren Trudeau, the big-time founder and CEO of a brokerage firm who’s accused of the charge. In the exclusive sneak peek below, Annalise (Viola Davis) and her students arrive at the firm only to see the FBI already there — and Marren burning the warrant.
“Your client purchased stocks in Edson Pharmaceuticals in advance of a favorable FDA ruling arising from insider knowledge,” the FBI agent tells Annalise. “I still see no proof of my client’s connection to Edson Pharmaceuticals,” she replies. Spoke too soon. Check out the first look below to see the incriminating evidence the FBI has against Marren.
“How to Get Away with Murder” airs Thursdays at 10/9c on ABC.