Kim Dickens is returning to television after wrapping up her role as Madison Clark in AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead with a starring role in Queen Fur. Showtime confirmed Kim Dickens has taken on a lead role in the hour-long dramatic pilot. The network also revealed details on the key characters involved in the pilot episode.
Kim Dickens joins a cast that includes Lily Mae Harrington (Some Freaks), Michael Mosley (Seven Seconds), Jon Foster (Like Father), Joshua Mikel (The Walking Dead), Keith Machekanyanga (Timeless), and Spencer Howell (Ithaca). If the pilot’s picked up, Dickens and these six actors will become series regulars.
Masters of Sex‘s Eileen Myers is writing and executive producing Queen Fur. Orange is the New Black‘s Sian Heder is on board to direct the pilot, and Army Wives‘ Deb Spera will serve as an executive producer.
Dickens earned a Screen Actors Guild nomination in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series category for Deadwood. Her credits also include House of Cards, Sons of Anarchy, Gone Girl, Treme, Friday Night Lights, The Blind Side, Lost, Truth or Consequences, N.M., Mercury Rising, House of Sand and Fog, and Zero Effect.
Here’s the list of Queen Fur characters, courtesy of Showtime:
Kim Dickens – Dickens will play the role of Macy’s mom, a former local beauty queen.
Michael Mosley – Mosley will play Todd, a local gun salesman.
Jon Foster – Foster will play Rob, Macy’s older brother, an ex-Marine plagued with anxieties.
Joshua Mikel – Mikel will play Ryan, an associate of Todd.
Keith Machekanyanga – Machekanyanga will play the role of Ralph, a small time criminal who fancies himself an entrepreneur.
Lily Mae Harrington – Harrington will play Macy Dunleavy, a curvy, sexy, unapologetic high school dropout who is finding her womanhood and is ready to seize a big opportunity.
The Plot: A co-production between Showtime and Sony Pictures Television, Queen Fur is set in a small town in Central Florida – a place where beauty pageants, gun culture, Cuban revolutionaries and Southern hospitality co-exist and collide. At the center of it all is Macy Dunleavy (Harrington).