‘Feed the Beast’ First Photos: Jim Sturgess, David Schwimmer

David Schwimmer Jim Sturgess in Feed the Beast
David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess in ‘Feed the Beast’ (Photo Credit: AMC)

AMC’s released the first two photos from the upcoming dramatic series Feed the Beast starring Jim Sturgess and David Schwimmer. The series will make its debut on AMC in May 2016, with season one consisting of 10 one-hour episodes executive produced by showrunner Clyde Phillips, Henrik Ruben Genz, Malene Blenkov, and Piv Bernth.

In addition to Sturgess and Schwimmer, the cast of Feed the Beast includes Michael Gladis (Mad Men), Lorenza Izzo (The Green Inferno), Christine Adams (Batman Begins), John Doman (The Affair), and Elijah Jacob (Spot On).

“David and Jim are each incredibly talented actors whose careers span theater, film and television. But more importantly, they both possess an inherent honesty and vulnerability in their craft which are essential in the flawed characters of Tommy and Dion,” said Clyde Phillips, executive producer and showrunner. “Their grasp of the story, and their respective characters’ journeys, is something I’m very eager to dive into with them.”

The Plot: Feed the Beast tells the story of Tommy (Schwimmer) and Dion (Sturgess) who are like brothers. With all the love – and all the complications – that comes with it. Dion can’t stay out of trouble. Tommy can’t move past it. For two friends on the brink of losing everything, a dusty pipe dream of opening up an upscale restaurant in their hometown of the Bronx is all they have left to turn their lives around.

Michael Gladis plays Patrick Woichik, aka The Tooth Fairy, the soft spoken, brutally intimidating local mobster with a penchant for pulling teeth. Lorenza Izzo is Pilar Herrera, a woman who meets Tommy in a grief group, and is desperately searching for true love. Christine Adams takes on the role of 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 will play Tommy’s ten year old son TJ Moran.

Jim Sturgess and David  Schwimmer in Feed the Beast
Jim Sturgess and David Schwimmer in a scene from AMC’s ‘Feed the Beast.’