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Susan Sarandon Cast as Nick Nolte's Wife in Epix Political Comedy Graves

Susan Sarandon Nick Nolte Graves

This sounds epic.

Susan Sarandon has been cast opposite her Lorenzo’s Oil leading man Nick Nolte in Graves, a 10-episode political satire set to premiere on Epix in Fall 2016, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The Oscar winner will play Margaret Graves, the wife of former U.S. President Richard Graves (Nolte), who decides to follow her own political ambitions just as her husband embarks on a Don Quixote-like journey to right the wrongs of his administration.

Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) created Graves and will write all 10 episodes of the Lionsgate-produced series. He will also serve as an EP  alongside Greg Shapiro (The Hurt Locker), Keith Eisner (The Good Wife) and Eric Weinberg (Anger Management).

Production begins this fall.

nick-nolte-susan-sarandon-lorenzos-oil-1992-movie-photo-GC“We are overjoyed to have Susan join the cast of Graves,” says Mark S. Greenberg, President and CEO of Epix. “Susan is a phenomenal actor whose comedic talents will bring a depth and richness of character to the role.”

Adds Kevin Beggs, Chairman, Lionsgate Television Group: “Our greatest wish has always been to have Susan Sarandon star with Nick Nolte in Graves. To have two such brilliant and accomplished actors headline one of the first original series for Epix is a dream come true.”

In the 1992 drama Lorenzo’s Oil, Sarandon and Nolte also played husband and wife.

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6 Comments
  1. N says:

    Love them both!

  2. Out of Curiosity says:

    At first I wondered why so late a release time, but now I understand since the creator is writing all the episodes, just like Nic Pizzolato

  3. Lotucus says:

    Beggs is the “genius” that gave us that outstanding comedy Weeds so this won’t be good.

  4. Fred says:

    Can someone explain to me why Epix, HBO, etc can cast these high-caliber actors and ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC rarely do? I would think the big 4 networks have more money than Epix.

    • 1) They are only doing 10 episodes. 2) There are already plenty of actors/actresses on those networks that are extremely underpaid. 3) Nobody knows how much money Nolte and Sarandon are being paid for this. They may be working dirt cheap. 4) They can say things on EPIX that they can’t say on Network TV. Many of the good shows on Cable TV, like Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Games of Thrones and The Walking Dead would NOT have been allowed on Network Television. 5) Sarandon’s POLITICAL VIEWS HAVE TURNED OFF TONS OF PEOPLE. How’s that for starters?

  5. Grinchy Me says:

    Sounds interesting but What station is Epix? Is it a regular station or cable station?