Casting News for FEARnet's Holliston Borrows from the Music Industry
FEARnet, cable television’s premier horror, thriller and suspense channel, announced today it has added Dee Snider (Twisted Sister, Strangeland, radio/television personality) and Oderus Urungus (lead singer from legendary heavy metal band GWAR) to the cast of its first original production, "Holliston".
"Holliston" is an outrageous and offbeat multi-camera, half-hour buddy comedy series starring directors Adam Green (Hatchet, Hatchet II, Frozen, Chillerama) and Joe Lynch (Knights of Badassdom, Chillerama, Wrong Turn 2). FEARnet recently gave the "'The Big Bang Theory' meets Evil Dead II" series a six-episode order, and it is slated to begin production in September.
Set in the town of Holliston, MA, "Holliston" finds Green and Lynch portraying lesser versions of themselves. They are Adam and Joe, two friends chasing the dream of becoming successful horror movie filmmakers while struggling to make ends meet and dealing with life and the opposite sex in their post-college jobs at a cable access station where they also host a late night movie program called "The Movie Crypt". Snider joins the cast as Green and Lynch’s boss, who also happens to be a longtime member of a Van Halen tribute band. While he still dreams of being a rock star, he also takes the cable job very seriously and has delusions of grandeur of how he’s part of “Hollywood.” Urungus will play himself and is Green’s “imaginary” friend who happens to live in a closet and gives him advice (extremely misguided and offensive advice).
Previously announced cast members include Laura Ortiz (The Hills Have Eyes) and singer Corri English (Unrest). "Holliston" is created, written, and directed by Green, with ArieScope Pictures handling the production. Green and Lynch serve as executive producers along with Cory Neal (Frozen).
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