EXCLUSIVE: Kelly McCreary, who performs Dr. Maggie Pierce in ABC drama Gray’s Anatomy, is starring in a scripted comedy podcast particular in regards to the day after the election.
McCreary will lead Wednesday Morning, a one-off audio drama from her husband, Insecure and It’s At all times Sunny In Philadelphia director Pete Chatmon and Candice Sanchez McFarlane.
It additionally stars Colman Domingo (Worry The Strolling Lifeless), Spencer Garrett (The Frontrunner), Blake DeLong (When They See Us), Pleasure Nash (Twin Peaks), Louis Ozawa (Hunters), Elena Campbell-Martinez (Vida), Remy Ortiz (Prompt Household) and Monnie Aleahmad (Bosch).
McCreary performs Jeannine Hamilton on the morning after Election Day the place she discovers that when you’re not on the desk, you’re on the menu. After dropping a neighborhood upstate election, Jeannine pays a shock go to to her father, Wesley’s, palatial property. She unexpectedly finds herself at a celebratory brunch surrounded by his duplicitous comrades as they interact in a harmful recreation of political horsetrading, leaving Jeannine to make a life or demise resolution earlier than dessert might be served.
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The present, which airs on October 21, is uncommon in that it’s a one-off podcast occasion, quite than a multi-part sequence, an indication of the rising podcast enterprise.
It’s produced by McCreary’s Lighten Up Productions and Chatmon’s TheDirector with Chatmon, Sanchez McFarlane, Tristan Nash and Christina Dehaven-Name producing. It options music from ELEW and sound design by Matt Polis.
McCreary stated, “This podcast occasion is for anybody enthusiastic about getting of us to the polls to solid votes that can convey us nearer to realizing the promise of this nation for all of its residents. Wednesday Morning deploys the ability of storytelling to rework cynicism and apathy towards civic engagement into a real sense of non-public and group empowerment. We hope that Wednesday Morning will convey its viewers catharsis and delight and be a singular software in your get out the vote package as we enter this ultimate stretch of election season.”
Chatmon stated, “I used to be prepping a season finale again in March when manufacturing was halted on my spouse’s present. By the tip of the night, we have been shut down, and by the following day, your entire trade had adopted swimsuit. The occasions surrounding our nation’s response and the heightened politics round how we bought right here prompted Candice and I to create a challenge that spoke fact to energy and supplied some positivity in attempting instances. We additionally hoped to encourage engagement with all voters for the upcoming Presidential election.”
Sanchez McFarlane added, “Creating Wednesday Morning in podcast format allowed us to make daring inventive decisions in a difficult manufacturing local weather. We have been extremely lucky to have a solid whose skills elevated this audio expertise in ways in which amplify the center of this challenge.”