Scoop: Linda Cardellini Cast as Kyle Chandler's Sis in Netflix Series From Damages Creators

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Linda Cardellini NetflixLinda Cardellini is the latest in-demand thespian joining the Netflix revolution.

The Emmy-nominated Mad Men actress has been cast in the streaming behemoth’s latest original series, an untitled thriller from Damages creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler, as a regular, TVLine has learned.

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The psychological drama centers on a family of adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when the black sheep oldest brother returns home.

Cardellini (next seen playing Zooey Deschanel’s onscreen sis on New Girl) will play Meg, the youngest of four siblings, a skilled attorney who’s also warm, caring and fun. Meg’s a people-pleaser who uses her smile and charm to navigate all aspects of her life – including her men, her profession and her family. Beneath her buoyant exterior, she is a complex woman with secrets.

Friday Night Lights vet Kyle Chandler was recently cast as the the married middle brother who takes care of the family.



Comments (14)

  • Cannot wait for this!

    Comment by B – February 4, 2014 12:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Really didnt think a Show with Kyle Chandler could get any better. Any word on who will play Kyle’s wife yet?

    Comment by ggny – February 4, 2014 12:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Connie Britton *fingers crossed*

      Comment by Tariq Ameer – February 4, 2014 12:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Sorry but this won’t happen as much as everyone wants it to.

        Comment by webly3 – February 4, 2014 04:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I’m sorry to hear that Connie:).

          Comment by neorealist – February 5, 2014 03:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’d love to see Elizabeth Berkley playing his wife. The girl deserves some good role.

      Comment by Jinjeon – February 5, 2014 02:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Loved Linda from both Freaks & Geeks and ER. Good addition.

    Comment by Ally Oop – February 4, 2014 12:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Um this should read James Wolk cast as Kyle Chandler’s *brother*
    If only…

    Comment by Will – February 4, 2014 01:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This show sounds really good. I saw the seasons of Damages that aired on FX and LOVED them, I’ve been meaning to finish that series. I think I may go start rewatching the pilot now. Maybe by the time I’ve watched all the episodes we’ll have a promo for this. :D

    Comment by Cory – February 4, 2014 01:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Definitely watch the rest of Damages! The final season was excellent.

      Comment by Dave – February 4, 2014 03:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really wanted that Vatican tv show, dammit!

    Comment by Dick Whitman – February 4, 2014 02:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad she’s going to be on series regular on the show. She’s a great actress. Can’t wait to see her on New Girl.

    Comment by Joey – February 4, 2014 02:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news. I am interested to see who is cast as the black sheep oldest brother. Maybe Bryan Cranston?

    Comment by Asha – February 4, 2014 11:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They have already cast Ben Mendelsohn in that role.

      Comment by Jinjeon – February 5, 2014 02:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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