Edie Falco Showtime Pilot Fills Cast
Peter Facinelli, Paul Schulze, Merritt Wever, Eve Best and Haaz Sleiman join the medical comedy
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Peter Facinelli, Paul Schulze, Merritt Wever ("Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"), Eve Best ("Vital Signs") and Haaz Sleiman ("24") will be regulars on the Showtime/ Lionsgate TV co-production, while Anna Deavere Smith will have a recurring role.
In the dark comedy, "Sopranos" Emmy winner Falco plays a strong-willed nurse at a New York hospital. Schulze will play Eddie, the boyfriend of Falco's character, while Facinelli will play the hospital's "golden boy," Dr. Cooper.
Sleiman and Wever will play nurses as at the hospital, with Best as another doctor and Smith as a hospital administrator.
Schulze has a prior relationship with Falco stemming from his time and Father Phil on "The Sopranos." One TV's more prolific guest stars, he's been seen on "Mad Men," "24" and "Journeyman."
Most recently seen on "Damages," Facinelli also starred on FOX's short-lived "Fastlane." He previously did the drama pilot "Insatiable" for Showtime.
A two-time Tony nominee, Smith is probably most familiar for her work on "The West Wing" and in the features "Dave," "Philadelphia" and "The American President."