The Weeds and Killing stars, respectively, have joined NBC’s miniseries about a family that falls apart after one man slaps another couple’s naughty child, our sister site Deadline reports.
Sarsgaard will play Hector, cousin to the slapper. Hector is a husband and father tempted by his wife’s teenage receptionist during a party.
Parker’s role, Anouk, is a head writer who’s dating the series’ young leading man. Anouk and Hector are good friends.
The Slap is the Peacock Net’s eight-hour take on a 2011 Australian series. Jon Robin Baitz (Brothers & Sisters) will pen the project; Baitz also will executive-produce with director Lisa Chodolenko (Olive Kitteridge), Tony Ayres and Crossbones‘ Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Ted Gold.