Joan Allen Joins HBO's New Drama Series Luck

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In her first TV series gig, Joan Allen is set to do a multi-episode arc on HBO’s upcoming series Luck, joining a cast led by Dustin Hoffman.

Luck, a David Milch/Michael Mann collaboration, takes a provocative look at horse racing the owners, gamblers, jockeys and industry players. ICM-repped Allen will play a woman who runs a program that uses prison inmates to care for broken-down racehorses.

On TV, the Oscar-nominated actress has done only a handful of TV movies, most recently playing the title role and executive producing Lifetime’s Georgia O’Keefe last year, which earned her an Emmy nomination.

Luck is currently in production on the first post-pilot episode, which is being directed by Terry George.

This story was first published by Nellie Andreeva for

Comments (4)

  • Wow. Clogged RSS feed. Got this in my Google Reader on Jan. 9, 2013.

    Comment by lizzie – January 9, 2013 12:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • hahahaha me too, it was like going on a time machine and I was like: “Whaaa? HBO is doing another ‘Luck’ series???”

      Comment by barbara – January 9, 2013 12:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why was this on my news feed?? For a second, I thought they brought “Luck” back from the dead.

    Comment by Dobby – January 9, 2013 01:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Heh.. yeah.. came through mine too.. someone must have updated something on the story which triggered it in TVLine’s feeds… it’s hilarious when that happens. I love the optimism of the story.. :)

    Comment by Thomas Campbell – January 9, 2013 04:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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