Kaitlin Olson (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Brickleberry) will star as the slick, heavy-drinking Ordwood Cassius alongside Ordwood Cassius alongside Lake Bell (Childrens Hospital) as gunslinger Shopcarter Clay. Susan Sarandon will play a callous booze/girl-pushing saloon/brothel owner named Connie Mack.
Co-stars will include JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) as the town’s only doctor, Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show) as a local blacksmith, Jeffrey Tambour (Arrested Development) as the mayor, Stephen Root (King of the Hill) as a preacher, Katy Mixon (Mike & Molly) as two “sister whores,” and Robert Patrick (a.k.a. the fucking T-1000) as a tax collector.
Kaitlin Olson was the original ‘Ethel’ on Brickleberry and she was really very good and I can’t believe this show got Susan Sarandon! That’s a steal, the last time I saw her was in Tammy as the titular character’s grandma and she was kind of a drunk in that movie, too so this is a good fit. Jeff Tambour, Stephen Root, and JB Smoove are all vested voice actors with varying ranges of experience. I like JB in small does, but my favorite role of his was when he was in Black Dynamite as ‘That Frog Curtis’. Jeffrey Tambor is a Golden Globe winner and is Baby Cakes’ dad in China IL which again…STEAL. Kevin Michael Richardson is as popular of a utility voice player as there is in the game right now, and I can’t believe Robert Patrick the fucking T-1000 is in this show. Maybe one of the best ensemble casts that I’ve seen in a while.
Writers for pilot (2)
Modern Family‘s Megan Ganz and Archer‘s Adam Reed. I’ve watched very little of Modern Family, but it’s won a bunch of awards and is currently airing on like five different networks so they must be doing something right. I have to imagine that Adam Reed is going to have to get a whole writing team if this series gets picked up because there’s no fucking chance he would be able to write Archer AND this show all by himself.
Adam Reed’s partner in crime Matt Thompson is behind the eight ball as producer of Cassius & Clay along with the fabulous studio in Floyd County Productions. Floyd County is behind the amazing Archer, but has struggled to get a second series on FX with Unsupervised and Chozen both getting the axe.