David Arquette and Elizabeth Marvel have been added to the cast of Mrs. Davis. The actors join Betty Gilpin, Jake McDorman, Andy McQueen, Ben Chaplin, and Margo Martindale on the upcoming drama series. The series is “an exploration of faith versus technology.” Gilpin will play a nun who battles an all-powerful Artificial Intelligence and McDorman will play her rebellious ex, who has a personal vendetta against the Algorithm. Tara Hernandez and Damon Lindelof are behind the drama.
Peacock revealed more about the new series in a press release.
“Peacock announced today that David Arquette (Scream, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry), and Elizabeth Marvel (Homeland, The Dropout) have joined the cast of the highly anticipated drama series MRS. DAVIS, from Tara Hernandez and Damon Lindelof.
Alethea Jones (Rise of the Pink Ladies, Evil) is set to executive produce and direct multiple episodes.
Though plot details are being kept under wraps, Peacock can confirm that the series is an exploration of faith versus technology – an epic battle of biblical and binary proportions.
Peacock previously confirmed that three-time Emmy Award nominee Betty Gilpin (GLOW, The Hunt) will star in the leading role of the series, and Jake McDorman (Dopesick, The Right Stuff) would star alongside Gilpin. Gilpin will play a nun who goes to battle against an all-powerful Artificial Intelligence, and McDorman will play Gilpin’s rebellious ex, who also has a personal vendetta against the Algorithm.
Additional cast includes Andy McQueen (Station Eleven, Fahrenheit 451), Ben Chaplin (The Nevers, Snowden) and Margo Martindale (American Crime Story: Impeachment and Mrs. America).
Emmy Award-winning director Owen Harris (Black Mirror: San Junipero, Brave New World) will executive produce and direct multiple episodes, including the first episode.
ABOUT TARA HERNANDEZ: Tara Hernandez most recently served as a writer and co-executive producer of TV’s #1 comedy, Young Sheldon. She previously was a writer and co-executive producer on the long-running blockbuster hit comedy The Big Bang Theory.
ABOUT DAMON LINDELOF: A prolific, award-winning creator known for ambitious and genre-bending storytelling, Lindelof’s most recent television credits include the critically acclaimed series Watchmen and The Leftovers, both of which he was co-creator and showrunner. Prior to that, Lindelof was co-creator and co-showrunner of the game-changing TV juggernaut LOST. His feature film credits include Star Trek, Prometheus, World War Z, and Tomorrowland, among others. ”
A premiere date for this new series will be revealed later.
What do you think? Are you planning to check out Mrs. Davis on Peacock?