Merrin Dungey to star in mystery therapist drama ‘In Between’ in Mayim Bialik and Liz Vassey’s NBC jobs – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: NBC is developing a mysterious drama about a therapist forced to move to a small town, starring Merrin Dungey.

Between comes from Liz Vassey, the All my children actress turned screenwriter / producer, and Call me Kat and The Big Bang Theory starring Mayim Bialik.

Dungey, who stars in Starz ‘ Shiny val alongside Courteney Cox, Greg Kinnear and Mira Sorvino, plays a very successful New York therapist, who is forced to move to Between, Georgia, with a population of 297, after learning that her estranged brother was involved in a mysterious accident. While struggling to find a place for herself in such a quirky, therapy-resistant community, she realizes that this small town has big secrets and perhaps needs her more than she could have imagined. – in particular his gifted but misunderstood 9-year-old niece.

Produced by Bialik’s Sad Clown Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Vassey will write and produce with Bialik. Mackenzie Gabriel-Vaught of Sad Clown is a co-EP and Dungey is a producer.

Selling scripts is the network’s latest development this week, which has given pilot engagements to an investigative thriller The irrational Writer / Executive Producer Arika Lisanne Mittman, Executive Producers Mark Goffman (Umbrella Academy) and Samuel Baum (Lie to me) and Universal Television, and comedy aunts, of The Amber Ruffin Show Team of writer Shantira Jackson, star / executive producer Amber Ruffin and executive producers Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker.

In addition to Shiny val, Dungey to star in final season of Warner Bros’ Lucifer for Netflix, and recurring on FX American Horror Stories. She previously appeared on HBO Big little lies, as good as A.k.a and Once upon a time.

Vassey, who was nominated for a Daytime Emmy at age 16, has appeared in series including ER, two and a half men, the tick and CSI and sold pilots and developments to networks and streamers including Netflix, The CW, and Freeform. She is currently developing Jonathan Krause deserves to die feature side and recently made her directorial debut with the feature documentary Human race.

Bialik is currently showing in the second season of Fox’s. Call me Kat, which she produces via Sad Clown in association with Jim Parson’s That’s Wonderful and Warner Bros. TV, and hosts Danger! National College Championship in February. Last year she and Sad Clown developed Hope coffee with Damon Wayans Jr. and Linda Videtti Figueiredo for NBC.

Vassey is represented by Literary Director Andy Cohen at Grade A Entertainment and Gregg Gellman at Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner Endlich & Gellman.

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