NBC’s new series, Good Girls, has cast Christina Hendricks as its new lead.
According to Deadline, the news comes after the show decided to recast its lead before the series made its debut on NBC. After a lengthy negotiations process, the Mad Men alum will replace Kathleen Rose Perkins. Hendricks joins Retta and Mae Whitman in the NBC midseason replacement which was directed and executive produced by Dean Pariost.
Hendricks became a household name after her breakout role as Jean Harris on AMC’s Mad Men. The role earned her six nominations. Hendricks has also appeared in Comedy Central’s Another Period, and had a memorable role back on the first season of Hap and Leonard. In addition, she has just wrapped up production on Ridley Scott’s The Burning Woman, Netflix’s The Candy Jar, and Strangers 2. She can next to seen in The Crooked House which is based on Agatha Christie’s book.
Hendricks should be a welcomed force to the series. Her talents should give her character, Beth, a lot of depth. Plus, it will be great to see her return to the small screen.
Audiences should also be excited for the chemistry between the three leads. Like Hendricks, the Parenthood alum, Whitman, and the Parks and Recreation star, Retta, are known for their intriguing characters. So it definitely doesn’t seem like the women to take any other part other than that. And if you put the three together, we believe that it’s a show you should have on your radar.
Good Girls is created and executive produced by Jenna Bans and is described as a comedy infused with drama. It combines the popular Thelma and Louise with a little bit of Breaking Bad. The show will follow three suburban moms (Hendricks, Whitman, and Retta) who become tired of tiring to make ends meet. So the woman decide to rob a local supermarket with toy guns. However, things go south when the manager catches a glimpse of one of the women and the loot is more than they expected. It’s not long before they realize that their perfect getaway will be harder than they think.
The series also stars Reno Wilson, Manny Montana, Lidya Jewett, Izzy Stannard, and Matthew Lillard. Bans will executive produces Good Girls with Jeannine Renshaw.
This story was written by Samantha D’Amico.