The upcoming Netflix limited series “A Man in Full” has added six new cast members, Variety learned.
William Jackson Harper, Aml Ameen, Tom Pelphrey, Sarah Jones, Jon Michael Hill and Chanté Adams all joined the show in front of previously announced stars Jeff Daniels and Diane Lane. The series is based on the Tom Wolfe novel of the same name. Variety exclusively reported that the show had received an order for the series directly from the streamer in November 2021. It comes from David E. Kelley with Regina King on board for directing and executive production.
In the show, Atlanta real estate mogul Charlie Croker (Daniels) faces sudden bankruptcy. Political and commercial interests collide as Charlie defends his empire from those who try to take advantage of his fall from grace.
Harper (“Love Life”, “The Resort”, “The Good Place”) plays Wes Jordan, the incumbent mayor of Atlanta. Pending re-election, Wes will go to great lengths to secure victory over his opponent, who is rapidly gaining ground in the polls.
Ameen (“Boxing Day,” “I May Destroy You”) plays Roger White, a Croker Industries attorney. Kind and driven by a deep sense of morality, Roger quickly finds himself embroiled in Charlie’s mess.
Pelphrey (“Ozark”, “Mank”) plays Raymond Peepgrass. Subordinate, lustful and frustrated, Peepgrass is a downtrodden and humble lending agent on the brink of personal and professional chaos. He wants respect, but he will be content with sex, revenge and money.
Jones (“For All Mankind”, “The Path”) plays Serena Croker, Charlie’s second wife. She is an authentic southern beauty who is 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 of Their Own”, “A Journal 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 represented by UTA, AC Management, Jackoway Austen Tyerman and Jill Fritzo PR. Ameen is represented by The Artists Partnership, UTA, LINK Entertainment, The Initiative Group and attorney Dave Feldman. Pelphrey is represented by Gersh, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Sloane Offer. Jones is represented by Innovative Artists, Linden Entertainment and attorney Mark S. Temple. Hill is represented by Gersh, Authentic Talent & amp; Literary Management and Schreck Rose. Adams is represented by WME and Brillstein.
“A Man in Full” has received an order for six one-hour episodes on Netflix. Kelley is the show’s writer, executive producer, and showrunner. King will direct three episodes and executive produce under his Royal Ties Productions. Royal Ties ‘Reina King and David E. Kelley Productions’ Matthew Tinker will also executive produce alongside Thomas Schlamme. Royal Ties is currently under a first deal with Netflix.
(Pictured, left to right: William Jackson Harper, Aml Ameen, Tom Pelphrey, Sarah Jones, Jon Michael Hill, Chanté Adams)