•• Former Weeds co-stars Elizabeth Perkins and Kevin Nealon are reuniting on another comedy project, NBC’s untitled royal family comedy pilot (aka Dumb Prince) written by Charlie Grandy and executive produced and directed by Amy Poehler.
The comedy is set in the country of Modaria, known for the manufacture of mopeds and tiny cars, where the Faber family has ruled for generations. Prince Karl, fka The Dumb Prince (Nico Evers-Swindell) returns home from a year’s exile in America after having passed out at the coronation of his seemingly hapless father, King Adrian (Kevin Nealon). Elizabeth Perkins will play his wife, Queen Tuesday. Also previously cast in the pilot are Tim Baltz as Prince Marco, the King and Queen’s second son, and Jessie Ennis as Princess Jana, the youngest child of the royal family.
Amy Poehler, Dave Becky, and Brooke Posch executive produce with Grandy. Elizabeth Perkins, who earned two Emmy nominations for her role on Weeds, will next be seen in the female Ghostbusters movie. Kevin Nealon was recently seen in Ghost Squad. Both are repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Yesterday, Elizabeth Perkins attended a wonderful reading of Cullen Douglas’ called “Building Bridges”, a very powerful human story about gun violence. Based on a true story. After losing his entire family to unforgivable violence, a small-town engineer must find the way and will to live and love again. Elizabeth plays Joan Moore.Elizabeth Perkins was in stage with an incredible group of actors: Steven W. Bailey, Liza Weil, Matt Letscher, KaDee Strickland, Cullen Douglas, Patrick Fabian, Jeff Perry and Kimrie Lewis-Davis. You can see some pictures below.
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•• Elizabeth Perkins celebrates her 54th birthday today and we at her official website would like to wish her a very Happy Birthday!! Please stop by and leave your birthday wishes by commenting here or write them at her Official Facebook Page! You can also send your birthday messages via twitter: @ElizbethPerkins!
•• 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.