Upcoming Netflix limited series ‘A Man in Full’ has added six new cast members, Variety has learned.
William Jackson Harper, Aml Ameen, Tom Pelphrey, Sarah Jones, Jon Michael Hill and Chanté Adams all joined the show opposite previously announced heads Jeff Daniels and Diane Lane. The series is based on Tom Wolfe’s novel of the same name. Variety exclusively reported that the show received a direct-to-streamer order in November 2021. It comes from David E. Kelley with Regina King on board to direct and produce.
In the show, Atlanta real estate magnate Charlie Croker (Daniels) faces sudden bankruptcy. Political and business interests collide as Charlie defends his empire against those who try to take advantage of his disgrace.
Harper (“Love Life”, “The Resort”, “The Good Place”) plays Wes Jordan, the incumbent mayor of Atlanta. Re-election candidate Wes will do anything to ensure victory over his opponent, who is rapidly winning in the polls.
Ameen (“Boxing Day”, “I May Destroy You”) plays Roger White, a lawyer for Croker Industries. Kind and driven by a deep sense of morality, Roger quickly finds himself entangled in Charlie’s mess.
Pelphrey (“Ozark”, “Mank”) plays Raymond Peepgrass. Subordinate, libidinous, and frustrated, Peepgrass is an downtrodden, lowly loan officer on the brink of personal and professional chaos. He wants respect, but he’ll settle for sex, revenge and a little money.
Jones (“For All Mankind”, “The Path”) plays Serena Croker, Charlie’s second wife. She’s a genuine Southern beauty who’s both a voice of reason and a steady hand as Charlie’s world tilts off-axis.
Hill (“Widows”, “61st Street”) plays Conrad Hensley, a humble and hardworking employee of Croker Industries who faces a life-changing decision after a series of unfortunate events.
Adams (“A League Apart”, “A Diary for Jordan”) plays Jill Hensley. Jill works as Charlie’s beloved executive assistant. Married to Conrad Hensley, the couple are expecting their first child when their personal life suddenly changes.
Harper is replaced by UTA, AC Management, Jackoway Austen Tyerman and Jill Fritzo PR. Ameen is replaced by The Artists Partnership, UTA, LINK Entertainment, The Initiative Group and attorney Dave Feldman. Pelphrey is replaced by Gersh, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Sloane Offer. Jones is replaced by Innovative Artists, Linden Entertainment and attorney Mark S. Temple. Hill is replaced by Gersh, Authentic Talent & Literary Management and Schreck Rose. Adams is replaced by WME and Brillstein.
“A Man in Full” received an order for six one-hour episodes from Netflix. Kelley serves as writer, executive producer, and showrunner for the series. King will direct three episodes and produce under his Royal Ties Productions banner. Reina King of Royal Ties and Matthew Tinker of David E. Kelley Productions will also serve as executive producers with Thomas Schlamme. Royal Ties is currently the subject of an initial agreement with Netflix.
(Pictured L-R: William Jackson Harper, Aml Ameen, Tom Pelphrey, Sarah Jones, Jon Michael Hill, Chanté Adams)