AMC announced today that David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess will star in the network’s upcoming original series Feed the Beast.
Feed the Beast is a drama about two best friends, Tommy Moran (Schwimmer), and Dion Patras (Sturgess) who take one last shot at their dream of opening a restaurant.
Production will begin in New York City in February 2016 and the 10 one-hour episodes are set to premiere in May 2016.
Additional casting for the series includes Michael Gladis, who will play Patrick Woichik, aka The Tooth Fairy, the soft spoken, brutally intimidating local mobster with a penchant for pulling teeth; Lorenza Izzo, who will play Pilar Herrera, a woman who meets Tommy in a grief group, and is desperately searching for true love; Christine Adams, who will star as Tommy’s late wife Rie Moran, John Doman, who will play Tommy’s father Aidan Moran, a shrewd and ruthless businessman and unapologetic racist; and Elijah Jacob who will play Tommy’s ten year old son TJ Moran.
A co-production between AMC Studios and Lionsgate, based on the Danish series Bankerot, the series will be adapted by writer/showrunner Clyde Phillips (“Dexter,” “Nurse Jackie”), who also serves as executive producer.