EXCLUSIVE: Henry Simmons, Bryan Greenberg, Torrey Hanson, Ora Jones and Jasmine Batchelor are set to recur within the new MGM+ sequence Emperor of Ocean Park, a suspense thriller impressed by the best-selling novel of the identical title from Stephen L. Carter. They be a part of beforehand introduced sequence regulars Forest Whitaker, Grantham Coleman, Tiffany Mack and Paulina Lule.
From John Wells and Sherman Payne, Emperor of Ocean Park is about within the worlds of politics, Ivy League academia and the seashores of Martha’s Winery. It follows Talcott Garland (Coleman), an Ivy League regulation professor whose quiet life is shattered when his father, Choose Oliver Garland (Whitaker), dies of an obvious coronary heart assault. The character of the choose’s loss of life is questioned by Tal’s sister, Mariah (Tiffany Mack), a former journalist and inveterate conspiracy theorist, who believes that the choose, a failed Black nominee to the Supreme Court docket, met with foul play.
Greenberg performs Howard Denton; Simmons performs Addison Garland; Jones performs Claire Garland; Batchelor performs Maxine; Hanson performs Jack Ziegler.
Emperor of Ocean Park is produced by JWP in affiliation with Warner Bros. Tv, the place JWP is underneath an total deal. Damian Marcano is about to direct a number of episodes. John Wells, Sherman Payne, Damian Marcano, Shukree Tilghman and JWP’s Erin Jontow will function government producers. Payne, who additionally serves as showrunner, wrote the primary episode, which can be directed by Marcano.
Simmons most lately starred in Season 2 of the OWN and Ava DuVernay’s anthology drama sequence Cherish the Day, from WBTV. Beforehand, he starred in six seasons of Marvel’s Brokers of S.H.I.E.L.D. for ABC and within the remaining six seasons of the landmark ABC drama NYPD Blue, created by Steven Bochco and David Milch. He was additionally a sequence common on the CBS authorized drama Shark and ABC comedy Man Up. He’s repped by Emery Leisure, Impartial Artist Group and Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka, et al.
Greenberg is probably greatest recognized for his portrayal of Jake Jagielski within the CW’s One Tree Hill. He additionally starred within the HBO sequence How To Make It In America from the inventive crew behind Entourage, in addition to Associates With Advantages for Display screen Gems, reverse Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake. Moreover, Greenberg starred within the fifth and sixth seasons of Mindy Kaling’s The Mindy Venture for Hulu. He’s repped by Gersh and Jackoway Austen Tyerman, et al.
Hanson has had visitor, recurring and co-starring roles in Fargo, The Exorcist, Shining Ladies, Chicago Med, Chicago Hearth, South Facet, Empire, Disaster, Cheers and Wings. He performed Jack Hyde in Jordan Peele’s remake of Candyman. He’s carried out in over 160 theater productions, most lately at Steppenwolf, Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare and Author’s Theaters in Chicago. He’s represented by Grey Expertise Group.
Jones’ Broadway roles embody Madame de Volanges in Les Liaisons Dangereuses on the Sales space, and Mrs. Phelps in Matilda the Musical, each on the Shubert and within the first nationwide tour. She has labored on the Chicago Shakespeare Theater; the Goodman Theatre; Rivendell Theatre; Timeline Theatre; Writers Theatre and About Face Theatre. She is an ensemble member of the Internationally acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre. TV appearances embody Someone, Someplace (HBO), Chicago Hearth (NBC), Betrayal (ABC) and 61st Avenue (AMC/CW). She is repped by Modern Artists.
Batchelor is coming off a season as Detective Churlish on Legislation & Order: SVU. Different TV credit embody New Amsterdam, NCIS: New Orleans and The Good Struggle. For her work because the lead in The Surrogate, she was nominated for a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor. She appeared in Journal for Jordan, directed by Denzel Washington, and has two new movies arising, Three Birthdays and I’ll Be There. She has appeared at Lincoln Heart Theatre, The Public Theatre, Playwrights Realm, Theatre for a New Viewers and Manhattan Theatre Membership. Batchelor is repped by Liberman Zerman Administration.