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'Breaking Bad's' Anna Gunn to Star in ABC Comedy 'Chunk and Bean'
Anna Gunn has set her next TV role.
The Breaking Bad alum has been tapped to star in ABC family comedy pilot Chunk and Bean, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The single-camera comedy centers on the unlikely friendship of two misfits, Chunk and Bean, who benefit from having two very different sets of parents living next door to each other. Inspired by the lives of writers Ed Herro and Brian Donovan.
Gunn will topline the ABC Studios comedy and play Connie Dawson, the mother to "Chunk," who is described as a hovering mother who is trying to control his every move. She works as a therapist from home and is a bit neurotic when the new neighbors move in.
For Gunn, the role marks her first TV gig after she exited CBS' Criminal Minds spinoff last year. Her credits include Fox's Gracepoint and portraying Skyler White on AMC's critical darling Breaking Bad, for which she won two supporting actress Emmys. She's repped by ICM Partners and MGMT Entertainment.
Gunn joins a cast that also includes Adam Rodriguez (Empire, Jane the Virgin), who is set as the new neighbor and father to Bean.
Herro and Donovan will pen the script and exec produce alongside Dave Hemingson; Chris Koch will direct the pilot.
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