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Will Forte Set For 'Bodkin' (Working Title), Higher Ground and wiip's First Drama Series at Netflix

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Will Forte Set For Bodkin (Working Title), Higher Ground and wiips First Drama Series at Netflix

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17 June 2022

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Netflix, Higher Ground, and independent studio, wiip announced the cast of BODKIN (wt) their first drama series today, which will start production in Ireland next week. Will Forte, Siobhan Cullen, Robyn Cara, David Wilmot, and Chris Walley are set to star in the seven-episode, darkly comedic thriller.

Logline: BODKIN (wt) is a darkly comedic thriller about a motley crew of podcasters who set out to investigate the mysterious disappearance of three strangers in an idyllic, coastal Irish town. But once they start pulling at threads, they discover a story much bigger and weirder than they could have ever imagined. As our heroes try to discern fact from fiction - about the case, about their colleagues, and, most painfully, themselves - the series challenges our perception of truth and exposes the stories we tell ourselves to justify our beliefs or validate our fears.

Creator/Co-Showrunner/Executive Producer: Jez Scharf

Co-Showrunner/Executive Producer: Alex Metcalf

Executive Producers: David Flynn (wiip), Paul Lee (wiip), Tonia Davis, Barack and Michelle Obama (Higher Ground), Nne Ebong

Lead Director: Nash Edgerton

QUOTE FROM HIGHER GROUND:

We are ecstatic to partner with wiip for this wickedly wry thriller which questions truth, narrative, and the very purpose of each, said Higher Ground Head of Film and Television, Tonia Davis. This entire creative team - Jez, Alex, Nash, and the phenomenal cast led by Will Forte and Siobhan Cullen - will bring to life something very special and we can't wait to share it with audiences around the world.

Cast includes:

Will Forte ( Nebraska ) plays Gilbert: Charming, open, and enthusiastic, Gilbert Power is an American podcaster on the hunt for his next big story. Originally from Chicago, Gilberts family emigrated from Cork, and is hoping to discover his Irish roots. Gilbert loves his work, and using his undeniable charm and natural warmth to unearth the truth of a story by gaining people's trust - and then weaving their memories, recollections and theories into an engaging narrative. While his affect is innocent and charming, it's clear that there's much more going on underneath the surface - something he hopes to avoid by coming to Ireland in pursuit of material for his next podcast.

Siobhan Cullen ( The Dry ) plays Dove: Originally from Dublin, Dove is a truth-seeking missile. A hard-nosed investigative journalist with a fine-tuned bullshit detector and a healthy disdain for authority and hypocrisy. People find Dove rude, difficult. But she believes she just tells the truth, which makes her completely blind to her own bullshit and hypocrisy. Shes also funny. And brave. And brilliant. She can also be extremely charming and persuasive. Unfortunately, shes in the middle of the biggest professional crisis of her career - and when you live your life as a lone wolf, your career tends to be all you have.

Robyn Cara ( Trying ) plays Emmy: Bright, funny and eager to please, Emmy is a researcher and has been helping Gilbert organize this podcast to a T. But underneath her competent exterior, Emmy is clearly gnawed at by insecurities which she tries to hide with enthusiasm and comedy. Pulled between the sharp Dove and laconic Gilbert, Emmys is struggling to find her own voice.

David Wilmot ( Station Eleven ) plays Seamus Gallagher: Seamus carries the weight and presence of a man who was physically powerful in his younger years. Mercurial and mysterious, Seamus can turn on the charm when it serves his needs, however he can just as quickly snap into outbursts of violence when he feels he is being threatened.

Chris Walley ( The Last Voyage Of The Demeter ) plays Sean O'Shea: A local from the village of Bodkin, Sean is a typical Irish country lad - feckless, up for a laugh, and doesn't seem to be preoccupied with the obligations or responsibilities that usually accompany adulthood. He also is wrapped up in some pretty shady business, and a situation where we come to learn he is completely out of his depth.

Cast Bios

WILL FORTE

Will Forte has established himself as one of the most versatile actors in film and television. Forte is known for his eight seasons on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and for his starring role in the feature film adaptation of MACGRUBER for which he co-wrote the script with Jorma Taccone and John Solomon. In December 2021, the trio created the MACGRUBER series on Peacock, which stars original castmates Kristin Wiig and Ryan Philippe. He is currently in production on Warner Brotherss COYOTE VS ACME, a live-action/CG animation hybrid feature where he will star opposite John Cena.

He co-created, produced and starred in FOXs THE LAST MAN ON EARTH and was nominated for a 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and in 2015, he was nominated in two Emmy Award categories: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. He also starred in the Academy Award- and Golden Globe nominated 2014 film NEBRASKA.

ROBYN CARA

Robyn recently wrapped on her third season as JEN in Apple TV series TRYING (d. Jim OHanlon). Her series THE RISING (d. Ed Lilly) which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival 2022, is currently available on Sky in the UK. Shell next be on screen in Netflixs RED ROSE written by Paul and Michael Clarkson. Other recent screen roles includes Kat in Mike Bartletts LIFE (d. Jane Pollard) on Channel 4, Kayla in two series of ACKLEY BRIDGE also for Channel 4 and Leonie in the Broadcast Award winning series HOUNSLOW DIARIES (d. Nida Manzoor) for the BBC.

Robyns theatre credits include Theatr Clwyds production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST (d. Richard Fitch) in which she play
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