Tony and Emmy-winner Kristin Chenoweth joins Season 2 of NBC’s Trial & Error
Tony and Emmy Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth (American Gods, Pushing Daisies) has joined the cast of NBC’s Trial & Error Season 2. The show’s official handle announced the news in a tweet, which you can check out below.
Kristin Chenoweth will play heiress Lavinia Peck-Foster, who is accused of murdering her husband and stuffing them in a suitcase.
Who is Lavinia Peck-Foster? The first lady of East Peck is a larger-than-life grand dame — at least in her own mind. She is an eccentric heiress known for her flamboyant outfits, large hats and hairless cat, Fluffy, who has not left the confines of Peck Gardens in ages. Lavinia calls on Josh Segal and Associates — the team that got off Owl Murderer Larry Henderson — to defend her after she was found with her husband, Edgar, stuffed into a suitcase in the back of her car.
“I’m excited to slip into a role that feels very right for me at this time,” Chenoweth said. “Plus, I’m surrounded by genius comedic actors and brilliant writing. I admire John Lithgow so much and want to make him proud by continuing what he began.”
“We are delighted to have such a comedic powerhouse join our show,” said executive producer Jeff Astrof. “When we decided we were doing a murderess, we knew there could be only one person big enough to fill John Lithgow’s skates. She was our first choice all along and thankfully for us became available at the right time. Murdering and karaoke in East Peck will never be more fun.”
Kristin Chenoweth is known for her Broadway work in shows like You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Wicked. She won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Pushing Daisies and has appeared on Glee and The West Wing. She played Easter in the Starz series American Gods.
The premiere for the second season of Trial & Error will be announced at a later date. Jeff Astrof and Matt Miller serve as writers and executive producers. Jeffrey Blitz directs and also serves as an executive producer. Trial & Error is produced by Other Show Productions and Good Session Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
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