Pilot Scoop: Bravo Casts Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn as Lead in Drama Rita From Grey's EP

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Rita Pilot Anna Gunn BravoBravo is entering the scripted series game with Gunn blazing.

The network has signed Breaking Bad‘s Anna Gunn to headline one of its first scripted offerings, the hour-long drama pilot Rita from Grey’s Anatomy EP Krista Vernoff, TVLine has confirmed.

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Rita is an adaptation of the Danish format of the same name. This edgy, humorous and acerbic family drama follows an outspoken private school teacher (Gunn) who struggles to raise her own three teenage children while dealing with the inane bureaucracy and overprotective parents at her school.

“Anna Gunn is a phenomenal talent and we couldn’t be more excited that she’s going to play Rita,” said Vernoff.  “I know Hollywood is a hyperbolic town, but that’s not hyperbole. We are freaking out with excitement!”

Gunn is currently shooting the second half of Breaking Bad‘s fifth and final season.

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Comments (11)

  • I know many hate Skylar, but I just love the character and a big part is because of Anna Gun. Right now I got intrigued in the project!

    Comment by Lubomir Raykov – February 1, 2013 03:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Now we just need Aaron Paul to find a new series, and my life will be complete.

    Comment by Sam – February 1, 2013 03:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jesus christ… Do we really need every mediocre danish show americanized? The original version so far has just lasted one season, and it wasn’t even all that good!

    Comment by Kasper – February 1, 2013 05:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay. I was already exited for this, but knoWing Anna gunn is involved is even better.

    Comment by sareeta – February 1, 2013 06:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love her, and the show seems interesting, but it’s on Bravo.

    Comment by Midori – February 1, 2013 11:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It will be interesting to see how much more plastic surgery Anna will get for this new show.

    Comment by Matt – February 2, 2013 04:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She’s a great actress but not pretty by far……………………….

    Comment by Adam Bramble – February 3, 2013 01:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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