Adam Brody will play Bud, an engineer who ventures to town to fix a local bridge. Downton Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern has been cast as the beauty shop’s owner, Shirley. Filming is underway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Oscar-nominee Cicely Tyson, who appeared as Kunta Kinte’s mother in the original Roots miniseries, will play Hattie, Pearl’s grandmother.
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