NBC has cast Christina Ricci and Parker Posey to star in two new comedy pilots the network is considering for the new season.
Deadline reports that Ricci is finalizing a deal to play the lead in the series “Girlfriend In A Coma,” about a woman who awakens from a long coma and discovers that she has 17-year-old daughter from a pregnancy she was unaware of when she went comatose. Ricci recently had a guest stint in CBS series “The Good Wife” and was the star of last year’s drama “Pan Am” on ABC.
Meanwhile, Posey will take the female lead in an upcoming comedy from DJ Nash. The sitcom, from Nash and Jason Bateman, will focus on “a son who idolizes his blind father and is bemused by his mother’s (Posey) newfound adolescence who watches his family come closer together post-divorce,” according to the report.