'Orange Is the New Black' Actress Joins Amazon's Yoga-Themed Comedy (Exclusive)

Alysia Reiner boards the Paget Brewster-led project 'Down Dog'
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Alysia Reiner

Down Dog is taking a page out of Orange Is the New Black.

Alysia Reiner, best known as Fig, has boarded Amazon's comedy pilot Down Dog as one of the female leads, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Down Dog centers on Logan (Bad Teacher's Josh Casaubon), a surfer devoid of ambition who has been sliding through life using his charisma and good looks. He is forced to take life seriously when he's left in charge of his ex-girlfriend Amanda's (Paget Brewster) yoga studio.

Reiner will play Gabrielle, a healer who also works at the yoga studio as office manager. A warm, earth-mother type, she's threatened by Logan and his close relationship with Amanda and doesn't miss an opportunity to subtly sabotage him.

Robin Schiff created the project and will pen the script. Brad Silberling will direct the pilot. Nikita alum Lyndsy Fonseca co-stars as Winter, a yoga instructor.

Reiner is repped by Abrams Artists, Harden-Curtis Associates and Luber Roklin. She will return to season three of Orange, and recently landed a recurring role on Shonda Rhimes' How to Get Away With Murder with Viola Davis.

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