11:30am PT by Rick Porter
Tony-Winner Katrina Lenk Moves Into 'The Village' at NBC (Exclusive)
NBC's midseason drama The Village is getting a new resident in Tony Award winner Katrina Lenk.
She is set to recur on the series as a character named Claire. NBC is keeping details about the character under wraps, but sources tell The Hollywood Reporter she'll play a key role in the show's plot.
The Village follows the residents of a Brooklyn apartment building who have formed a tight bond with one another. It's being positioned as being on par with NBC's hit This Is Us — and, in fact, will take over that show's time slot in the spring after airing behind it for a few weeks.
The regular cast includes Moran Atias, Dominic Chianese, Warren Christie, Frankie Faison, Jerod Haynes, Daren Kasagoff, Michaela McManus, Lorraine Toussaint and Grace Van Dien. Mike Daniels (Sons of Anarchy) created the series and executive produces with Jessica Rhoades. Minkie Spiro directed and executive produced the pilot.
Lenk won a Tony in 2018 for best lead actress in a musical for her performance in The Band's Visit. Her TV credits include recurring parts on The Good Fight and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. She is repped by WME, Soffer/Namoff and Schreck Rose.
The Village will premiere March 12, 2019.