EXCLUSIVE: Leaving his lead role in Showtime’s Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, Nathan Lane has booked two high profile recurring roles on the Hulu comedy series Only murders in the building alongside Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez and in Julian Fellowes’ period drama The golden age for HBO.
Co-created and written by Martin and John Hoffman based on an idea from Martin, Only murders in the building This is followed by three strangers (Martin, Short and Gomez) who are obsessed with true crime and suddenly feel entangled in one.
Lane will play a resident and owner of a popular New York grocery chain.
Martin and Hoffman produce together with Short, Gomez, Jamie Babbitt, This is us Creators Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal. 20th Television, part of Disney TV Studios, is the studio.
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The golden age is an epic drama that follows New York City’s millionaire titans in the 1880s. The series is a co-production between HBO and Universal Television, a division of the Universal Studio Group Downton Abbey The Fellowes team, producer Gareth Neame and director Michael Engler.
Lane will return as Ward McAllister, a famous historical figure of the Golden Age best remembered as the inventor of the phrase “the four hundred”. This was the number of people worth dealing with in New York society. He was also one of the early comers to a small fishing village called Newport, Rhode Island, where many fashionable New Yorkers, including Ms. Astor (Donna Murphy), would follow him. He came from a distinguished family in Savannah, Georgia, and was trained as a lawyer. However, he had the common sense to marry an heiress, which enabled him to indulge in his great passion, high society, and to instigate fashion in imitation of the English tailoring, etiquette and everything else. Of course, he has a lot to offer Bertha Russell (Carrie Coon) to open doors, even if George (Morgan Spector) is less in love.
The golden age Also cast are Christine Baranski and Cynthia Nixon.
Lane, who last appeared as Lewis Michenor on Showtime’s Penny Dreadful: A City of Angelsis a six-time Tony nominee and three-time Tony winner for his appearances in Angels in America, the producers and Something funny happened on the way to the forum. Lane has received six Emmy nominations, including three for his recurring role on ABC Modern family. His series credits also include American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson. Lane is represented by ICM Partners and Anonymous Content