Harriet Samson Harris (Hacks), Corbin Bernsen (City On a Hill), Yvonna Pearson (Dynasty), Jock McKissic (Your Honor), Darryl Wesley (This Is Us), Rich Sommer (Minx) and Clifton Davis (Billions) have joined the cast of the upcoming FX limited series “The Sterling Affairs.” The show is based on the ESPN 30 for 30 podcast and was ordered to series last May.
Ed O’Neill has been cast to play Donald Sterling. Cleopatra Coleman, Kelly AuCoin, Austin Scott, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Sheldon “Shel” Bailey, Sarunas J. Jackson and Charlie McElveen also star.
“Sterling Affairs” will consist of six episodes and tells the behind the scenes story of Doc Rivers (Fishburne) and the Los Angeles Clippers’ quest to bring a championship to one of the historically worst franchises in all of sports during the impending downfall of the team’s owner, Donald Sterling (Ed O’Neill), whose notoriously racist behavior is brought to light amid the power struggle between his wife of 60-plus years, Shelly Sterling (Weaver), and his mistress, V. Stiviano.
According to Deadline, Bernsen portrays Pierce O’Donnell, Pearson plays Deja, McKissic portrays Glen “Big Baby” Davis, Wesley is Jamal Crawford, Harris plays Justine, Sommer portrays Seth Burton, and Davis plays Elgin Baylor.
Kevin Bray will direct the first block of episodes and serve as an executive producer on those episodes.
Gina Welch serves as writer and executive producer on the series. Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force also executive produce along with Color Force’s Nellie Reed. Ramona Shelburne, the reporter and host behind the original podcast, will executive produce as well. Rembert Browne is also a producer.
FX Productions will produce.