One of the main actresses on Showtime's House of Lies series has joined the cast of the upcoming ABC drama pilot Reckless.
Unfortunately, it is not Kristen Bell. Boo! Bell should be cast in everything.
Bess Armstrong is the lucky actress of the day. Armstrong will play Catherine Harrison in the series, the mother-in-law of main character David Ritter. In the series, Ritter's wife Sarah (the daughter of Catherine) goes missing in East Myanmar during a military coup. David does whatever it takes to get her back, including stealing money from his father-in-law's company to hire a mercenary to save his wife.
Catherine obviously wants her daughter back, but may not be all that she seems to be. While publically she takes a backseat to her powerful husband, behind closed doors she is not quite the pushover she appears to be.
The pilot is being written by Christ Black (Mad Men). He will executive produce along with the pilot's director, Martin Campbell (the director of Casino Royale and the terrible Green Lantern film). Other cast members include Patrick Fugit, Naveen Andrews, Ernie Hudson (!), Eloise Mumford, Ashton Holmes and Parminder Nagra.
Armstrong has also appeared on My So-Called Life, Mad Men, Frasier and One Tree Hill.