1:16pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Mad Men's' Vincent Kartheiser Boards Hulu Comedy 'Casual' (Exclusive)
Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser is ready to get casual for Hulu.
The actor has booked a prominent recurring role on the streaming service's Golden-Globe nominated comedy Casual, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Casual, currently in production on season two, follows Alex (Tommy Dewey), Valerie (Michaela Watkins) and Laura (Tara Lynne Barr) after a season full of disastrous dates and their parents' wedding, trying to rebuild their lives outside the home. But new friends, business partners, boyfriends and girlfriends can only do so much to distract them from a shared and recurring history of dysfunction.
Kartheiser will recur as Jordan, the head of a venture-capital firm who comes in to work with Alex. The character is highly competent, professional and seems like the perfect business partner — until Alex realizes that Jordan is engaged to one of his former girlfriends.
Repped by Paradigm and Untitled Entertainment, the role marks Kartheiser's first sizable comedy role following the conclusion of AMC's Mad Men. The casting brings the actor back into the Lionsgate Television fold, as the independent studio produced both Mad Men and Casual.
The series was created by Zander Lehmann and is executive produced by Jason Reitman, Lehmann, Helen Estabrook and Liz Tigelaar.