Over 300 Atlanta Talent Contacted For Bravo TV Pilot “True Fiction”
True Fiction from Brian Dannelly and Michael Urban, centers on a once best-selling novelist turned prestigious East Coast college professor (Olivia Grant) who has been struggling with her much anticipated, and embarrassingly belated follow-up book. But the sudden death of her most arrogant and hated student creates an opportunity for her to claim his manuscript as her own.
Olivia Grant Jaime Ray Newman Olivia Grant (Indian Summers) leads the cast as Clea Turner, the best-selling novelist-turned-college professor struggling with her follow-up book. When she steals her late student’s manuscript, she is haunted by whether to take credit for his work and finally get her career back on track or come forward with a rapidly unraveling truth that is juicier and more scandalous than any work of fiction. Jaime Ray Newman has become the first cast member of Wicked City to be released from the ABC drama and book a new project days after the series’ cancellation. Newman plays Kristina, Clea’s older sister who pushes Clea to find something more stable and rewarding in her work and love life.
Also starring is Stephen Friedrich (Mr. Robot), James Ransone (The Wire) and rounding out the guest cast are James Le Gros (Justified) as Vice Dean Dan Slavin, Chris Butler (The Good Wife) as Clea’s book agent Arthur and Chelsea Zhang (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Clea’s student Unh-hwa.