Norbert Leo Butz Joins Netflix Drama from 'Damages' Creators


Norbert Leo Butz Joins Netflix Drama From 'Damages' Creators


The Rayburn family is now complete. Norbert Leo Butz has signed on to co-star in the much-anticipated (and still untitled) new Netflix drama from 'Damages' creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler and Sony Pictures TV, Deadline exclusively reports.

Butz joins his already-cast TV siblings, Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn and Linda Cardellini. Sissy Spacek has been tapped to play the Rayburn matriarch.

The psychological thriller focuses on a family of adult siblings (Chandler, Mendelsohn, Cardellini, Butz) whose black-sheep brother (Mendelsohn) returns and dredges up old secrets. Butz will play the youngest bro, Kevin, the owner of the local boat repair yard. Apparently he's so charming and extroverted that he considers himself the "unofficial" mayor of the two. Uh-oh. Sounds like trouble to me. (Fun fact: Butz is actually younger than his "middle brother" Mendelsohn and only a year younger than his "eldest brother" Chandler. The magic of casting, huh?).  

Though Butz is no stranger to the small screen (he's had guest spots on 'The Good Wife,' 'CSI,' and 'Blue Bloods,' among others), he's mostly known for his impressive Broadway resume. In fact, he's one of only nine actors to have won a lead actor Tony Award twice (for 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' and 'Catch Me If You Can'). Something tells me there might be a musical moment or two happening in that boat yard. 

The new series is scheduled to begin shooting this month in Florida. 

- Netflix
- Norbert Leo Butz

Written by: briannehogan
Mar 5th, 2014, 8:19 am

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Message Posted On Mar 5th, 2014, 8:38 am
I am really looking forward to this show. I just wish I knew the name of the show and when it is expected to air. I will have to sign up for Netflix for sure. I won't miss anything with Kyle Chandler in the spotlight. He is the BEST!
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