Jason Segel’s AMC anthology series Dispatches From Elsewhere has added a recent Oscar nominee and a multiple Oscar and Emmy winner to its cast.
Richard E. Grant, Sally Field and Eve Lindley will star opposite Segel in the 10-episode series, which is set to begin filming this summer in Philadelphia. In addition to the on-air story, the show will include viewer engagement elements across multiple platforms.
Dispatches From Elsewhere will follow a group of ordinary people who “stumble onto a puzzle hiding just behind the veil of everyday life,” per AMC’s description. They eventually discover the mystery goes far deeper than imagined.
Grant, coming off an Oscar nod for Can You Ever Forgive Me? and next appearing in Star Wars: Episode IX, will play the leader of a secret organization. Oscar and Emmy winner Field, late of Netflix’s Maniac, will portray a woman whose husband recently died. And transgender actress Lindley (Mr. Robot, Outsiders) will play a young trans woman working as a docent at a museum.
Segel (How I Met Your Mother, The Muppets) created the AMC Studios series and executive produces with Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and Garrett Basch.
Grant is repped by ARG and WME; Field is with UTA; and Lindley is repped by Station 3 Entertainment and Jackoway Tyerman.