The Residence, a previously announced series starring Uzo Aduba (Orange Is The New Black), has announced additional casting and a full synopsis for Season 1.
Netflix has released the details on what fans of Shonda Rhimes and Uzo Aduba's talents may expect from this exciting new pairing.
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According to Netflix's TUDUM, The Residence is a "comedic whodunit revolving around the most disastrous state dinner in history."
When a dead body is discovered in Season 1, Season 1 investigates The White House's upstairs, downstairs, and backstairs.
Cordelia Cupp, a detective for the Metropolitan Police Department, will play the lead in Aduba's role as she sorts through 132 rooms and 157 suspects in order to discover what happened and why.
The program is based on Kate Andersen Bower's non-fiction book The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House, but it has a fantastical comedic twist that has nothing to do with the book.
According to Variety, further casting for The Residence has been announced, as the cast stacks up to support Uzo Aduba.
Andre Braugher (Brooklyn 99) will serve as the White House's new usher, A.B. Wynter will serve as President Morgan's younger brother, and a bit of a shambles, Tripp.
Bronson Pinchot (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) will play Jasmine Haney, a young and soon-to-be White House assistant usher.
Sheila Cannon, a White House butler, will be played by Edwina Findley (The Wire) while Molly Griggs (Dr. Death) will play Lilly Schumacher, President Morgan's social secretary.
Ken Marino (Party Down) will play Harry Hollinger, President Morgan's oldest friend, closest advisor, and most trusted confidant. Rollie Bridgewater is the head butler/maître d'Or, while Dan Perrault (American Vandal) will play Colin Trask, the Secret Service's presidential detail.
Isaiah Whitlock, Jr. (Your Honor) will serve as Larry Dokes' chief of police for the Metropolitan Police Department, while Mary Wiseman (Star Trek: Discovery) will serve as Marvella's executive chef for the White House.
The Residence will be directed by Liza Johnson, a writer on Scandal, while Paul William Davies is the showrunner and executive producer. Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers will executive produce.
The Residence's premiere date will be announced at a later time.