AMC, the network behind hit shows like “The Walking Dead” and “Into The Badlands,” has released a new poster (above) for its upcoming original drama – “Feed The Beast.”
The new series, which premieres on May 31, stars David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess as two best friends who take one last shot at their dream of opening a restaurant. The show is based on Danish series “Bankerot” by Kim Fupz Aakeson and adapted by executive producer Clyde Phillips for AMC. The show follows Tommy Moran (Schwimmer) and Dion Patras (Sturgess) as they struggle to launch their eatery in the Bronx area of New York City, reports Deadline.
The network also announced some new castmembers for the series. Michael Gladis will play Patrick Woichik, aka The Tooth Fairy, the soft-spoken but brutally intimidating local mobster with a penchant for pulling teeth. Lorenza Izzo is Pilar Herrera, who meets Tommy in a grief group and is desperately searching for true love. Christine Adams plays Tommy’s late wife Rie Moran; John Doman is Tommy’s father Aidan Moran, a shrewd and ruthless businessman and unapologetic racist; and Elijah Jacob plays Tommy’s 10-year old son TJ Moran.
Talking about Feed The Beast in an earlier interview, Clyde Phillips (Dexter, Nurse Jackie) said, “It’s a show about damaged people, which is what I tend to write about.” He added that the show also deals with the “underbelly of trying to open a restaurant in the last frontier of New York City, which is the Bronx.”