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Epix is hopping on the train with Edward Burns.
The premium cabler has greenlit a series called Bridge and Tunnel from the writer-director. The six-episode, half-hour dramedy (formerly known as Gibson Station) is set to premiere Jan. 24.
Set in 1980, Bridge and Tunnel centers on a group of recent college graduates who set out to pursue their dreams in Manhattan while clinging to the familiarity of their Long Island hometown. It’s familiar territory for Burns, whose films have largely been set in New York City and its suburbs.
The principal cast:
– Sam Vartholomeos (Star Trek: Discovery) as Jimmy, a photographer torn between trying to restart a relationship with his ex-girlfriend and a possible dream job with National Geographic. Vartholomeos is repped by ICM Partners and Soffler/Namoff.
– Caitlin Stasey (Reign) as Jill, Jimmy’s confident ex who dreams of moving to Manhattan and working in the fashion industry. Stasey is repped by A3.
– Gigi Zumbado (911) as Tammy, a former high school valedictorian about to start at Columbia Business School. Zumbado is repped by CESD.
– JanLuis Castellanos (13 Reasons Why) as Mikey, who has a degree in accounting but is discovering his passion as an artist. Castellanos is repped by APA.
– Isabella Farrell as Stacey, who dropped out of college and moved in with her boyfriend in Manhattan but still feels the pull of her hometown. Farrell is repped by Innovative Artists.
– Brian Muller (The Deuce) as Pags, the character of the group who dreams of going to law school. Muller is repped by HCKR and Untitled Entertainment.
Burns will also star as Artie, Jimmy’s father, a house painter who supports his son’s artistic dreams but dreads the day Jimmy leaves home.
Burns executive produces with his Marlboro Road Gang Productions partner, Aaron Lubin, and Lori Keith Douglas. The show is the second original from Epix Productions after Chapelwaite, based on the Stephen King story Jerusalem’s Lot.
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