Nia Vardalos Joins ‘Graves’ with Nick Nolte and Sela Ward

Nia Vardalos Smiling Photo
Nia Vardalos (Photo by Richard Chavez)

My Big Fat Greek Wedding‘s Nia Vardalos has signed on to a recurring role on EPIX’s political satire, Graves. The half-hour series starring Nick Nolte and Sela Ward was created by Joshua Michael Stern (Jobs). Stern executive produces along with Greg Shapiro, with Bill Hill (Veep) producing.

Filming is currently underway in New Mexico. EPIX is targeting a fall 2016 premiere.

The Plot: “Nia Vardalos will play Annie Novak, a top political consultant with a killer instinct, who is hired to manage Margaret’s (Sela Ward) potential Senate campaign. She and Margaret go way back; in fact, Margaret gave Annie her first job, and their old bond is still strong. However, Annie has to understand that Margaret’s first loyalty is to her husband (Nick Nolte).”

The cast also features Pitch Perfect‘s Skylar Astin, Heléne Yorke, Chris Lowell,
Callie Hernandez, Ernie Hudson, Roger Bart, and Angélica Maria.

Vardalos credits include Connie and Carla, My Life in Ruins, and For a Good Time, Call.