EXCLUSIVE: From her lead role in Showtime Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, Nathan Lane booked two recurring high profile roles in Hulu comedy series Only the murders in the building opposite Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez, and in the period drama by Julian Fellowes The golden age for HBO.
Co-created and written by Martin and John Hoffman based on an idea by Martin, Only the murders in the building follows three strangers (Martin, Short and Gomez) who share an obsession with real crime and suddenly find themselves caught up in one.
Lane will play an apartment building resident and owner of a popular New York City grocery chain.
Martin and Hoffman produce with Short, Gomez, Jamie Babbitt, It’s us creator Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal. 20th Television, which is part of Disney TV Studios, is the studio.
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The golden age is an epic drama that follows the millionaire titans of New York City through the 1880s. A co-production between HBO and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, the series originated from Downton abbey team of Fellowes, producer Gareth Neame and director Michael Engler.
Lane would return as Ward McAllister, a famous historical figure from the Golden Age who is remembered primarily as the inventor of the phrase “the four hundred”. It was the number of people worth bothering about in New York society. He was also one of the first to arrive in 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 respectable family in Savannah, Georgia, and trained as a lawyer, but had the good sense to marry an heiress, which enabled him to indulge his great passion, High Society, by launching fashion to imitate the English, in tailoring, in etiquette and everything in between. Understandably, he has a lot to offer Bertha Russell (Carrie Coon) to open doors, even though George (Morgan Spector) is less in love.
The golden age the cast also includes Christine Baranski and Cynthia Nixon.
Lane, who recently played the role of Lewis Michenor on Showtime’s Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, is a six-time Tony nominated and three-time Tony winner for his performances in Angels in America, the producers and A funny thing happened on the way to the forum. Lane received six Emmy nominations, including three for his recurring role on ABC’s Modern family. His series credits also include American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson. Lane is represented by ICM Partners and Anonymous Content