Dispatches From Elsewhere: AMC casts Sally Field, Richard E. Grant, and Eve Lindley


AMC’s upcoming multi-platform anthology series, Dispatches From Elsewhere, created by Jason Segel has cast Sally Field, Richard E. Grant, and Eve Lindley.

AMC’s Dispatches From Elsewhere, created by Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother, The Muppets) is a unique and unusual sounding anthology series which will engage viewers with content across multiple viewing platforms. According to Deadline, the series is about “a group of ordinary people who stumble onto a puzzle hiding just behind the veil of everyday life. They will come to find that the mystery winds far deeper than they ever imagined.”

Exactly how the series will use the various platforms and tie that content together for viewers is an intriguing and mysterious question. This idea feels like something that will make the series more interactive for viewers and perhaps let them decide the level to which they wish to be involved with the series.

In addition to starring creator Jason Segel, Dispatches From Elsewhere has cast Academy Award winner Sally Field, recent Academy Award nominee Richard E. Grant, and Eve Lindley. Sally Field, of course, is a legend of stage and screen, having appeared in classics like Sybil, Mrs. Doubtfire, Forest Gump, and Lincoln.

She will play a recently widowed housewife. Richard E. Grant is an English actor best known for humorously cagey, hedonistic characters in films like Withnail & I (my favorite), Bram Stoker’s Dracula (another favorite), and Gosford Park. He most recently received an Oscar nomination for his performance in Can You Ever Forgive Me. Grant will play the leader of a secret organization. Eve Lindley is a transgender actress, best known for her role in Mr. Robot and in Katie Holmes’  All We Had. She will play a transgender woman who has dropped out of grad school and works as a docent for an art museum.

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Segel is best known for his role as Marshall on How I Met Your Mother and as Nick in Freaks and Geeks, but he also played a major creative role in the making of The Muppets, as well as starring as the film’s human male lead (as opposed to Muppet male lead). Segel released the following statement to AMC on Dispatches.

"“I am thrilled to be telling this story at AMC. I truly could not imagine a better team and a more perfect home for this material.”"

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Source: Deadline