MTV snapped up four young, attractive actors to round out the principal cast of Lauren Iungerich's upcoming pilot 'Hot Mess.' Iungerich is the writer and creator of 'Awkward.,' a comedy about a fifteen year old navigating high school popularity.
Heading up the principal cast of 'Hot Mess' will be Annabelle Stephenson who landed the lead role of Amanda Marshall. Stephenson is a British actress who is best known for her recurring role on the children's show 'H20: Just Add Water.'
'Hot Mess' is about Amanda Marshall (Stephenson), a woman caught between her current and her former boyfriend, and her close circle of friends from college. Matthew Atkinson ('Jane By Design') plays Nick, one of Amanda's buddies, along with Mathew Botuchis ('Will & Grace') as Nick's best friend Todd. Rounding out the principal quartet is Shoshana Bush (who recently had guest appearances on 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager' and 'The League') as Vivi, Amanda's closest girlfriend.
Iungerich will be executive producing, writing, and directing the pilot of 'Hot Mess' for MTV. Her existing series 'Awkward.' just received a People's Choice Awards nomination for Favorite Cable Comedy. Iungerich is a relative newcomer to the industry, as aside from 'Awkward.' her writing credits are limited to the occasional single episode and an upcoming made-for-TV film entitled 'Dumb Girls.' She seems to have found a very specific niche...
'Hot Mess' was greenlit by MTV in September. With casting nearing completion, we can reasonably expect production to begin in January 2013.