Drop Dead Diva’s Brooke Elliott has been cast in the Upper Middle Bogan TV series pilot at CBS. A family comedy, this US adaptation of the Australian series Upper Middle Bogan, still does not have an official title. Elliott joins Katey Sagal, Swoozie Kurtz, and John Carroll Lynch, who were previously cast.
The Upper Middle Bogan pilot comes from Modern Family‘s Dan O’Shannon and Robyn Butler, and from Wayne Hope. Butler and Hope created the original Australian series.
Starring Katey Sagal, the project is an extended family show inspired by the Australian format about a wife and mother who learns she was adopted and that her birth parents are a flamboyant but loving family of drag racers.
Elliott will portray Amber, one of the three (legitimate) children of Wayne (John Carroll Lynch) and Julie (Sagal). She’s the tough-minded, responsible, business-like, level-headed one in the family — and she lets everyone know it.
What do you think? How do you think the Upper Middle Bogan TV show cast is shaping up so far? If it is ordered to series, do you plan to check it out?