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Judith Light is delving into the dark world of pageant politics for her next role.
The Transparent actress is joining the cast of Facebook’s Queen America. She will play Regina, the former pageant coach of Catherine Zeta-Jones‘ Vicki who transformed her from a trailer-park girl. Regina represents much of what Vicki aspires to be, fueling the duo’s toxic and complex relationship.
Hailing from Paul Lee’s wiip and Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories, Queen America was created and written by Meaghan Oppenheimer. Starring alongside Zeta-Jones are Jennifer Westfeldt, Victoria Justice and a group of newcomers.
Oppenheimer is executive producing alongside Lee, Papandrea and Casey Haver for Made Up Stories, Guymon Casady and Suzan Bymel for Entertainment 360, and Janice Williams. Made Up Stories’ Steve Hutensky will serve as co-executive producer along with Alethea Jones, who is directing all 10 episodes.
Queen America is part of a growing slate of scripted projects in the works at Facebook for the company’s nearly 1-year-old Watch video platform. The social network also has Sacred Lies set to debut July 27 and Elizabeth Olsen starrer Sorry for Your Loss.
Light, who recently appeared in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, is represented by Gersh and Brillstein.
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