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NBC has found its camp director.
Brothers & Sisters alum Rachel Griffiths has landed the starring role in NBC’s summer dramedy Camp, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
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Set for the summer, Camp is in the vein of cult features Meatballs and Dazed and Confused and is set at Little Hawk Family Camp, where parents decompress with gin while teens make mischief and fall in and out of love. It’s described as a wicked slice of lakeside heaven, where Mother Nature and human nature collide.
Griffiths will portray Mackenzie Greenfield, the director of Camp Little Hawk. She’s the typically upbeat, relentlessly positive camp leader who runs the facility with the golden rule that having a good time is not optional. But beneath her rah-rah lies real pain that includes a philandering husband, dealing with wild kids and the financial strain of keeping the camp afloat.
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In addition, X-Men Origins: Wolverine‘s Tim Pocock has been cast as Robbie, the head of activities at the camp with lofty goals of attending law school. He’s loyal to the camp and has an annual “summer romance” with Sarah, who will be played by Dance Academy‘s Dena Kaplan. The cast also includes Australian actor Tom Green as Kip, an adorable loaner and camper at Little Hawk.
Griffiths, whose credits also include Six Feet Under and the features The Rookie and Blow, is repped by WME, Signpost and Jackoway Tyerman. Pocock is with ICM Partners and Marquee Management, Kaplan with ICM and Signpost.
Deception‘s Liz Heldens and Peter Elkoff created the series, which hails from Matchbox Pictures (The Slap) and BermanBraum. Deception‘s Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein are on board to executive produce. Production is slated to begin in March for an Australia shoot.
An exact premiere date for the 10-episode series has yet to be announced.
E-mail: Lesley.Goldberg@thr.com; Twitter: @Snoodit
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