Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars), Raul Esparza (Retreat), Krys Marshall (For All Mankind), Melanie Field ( A League Of Their Own), Pallavi Sharda (Wedding Season) and Kineta Kunutu (Citadel) have all been cast in FX’s “The Answers” pilot.
They join previously announced male lead David Corenswet.
The one-hour drama is based on the novel of the same name. by Catherine Lacey. The story follows a heartbroken young woman, Mary (Hale), who joins an enigmatic experiment that promises to hack love, but after moving into an idyllic, secluded location with her fellow female participants, she and the other women start questioning what’s really happening in the experiment, and why they’ve all been tasked with dating the same mysterious man, Christopher Skye (Corenswet).
According to Deadline, Esparza plays Dr. Crowe; Marshall portrays Ellis; Field is Dani; Sharda plays Ash and Kunutu is Nick.
Kit Steinkellner is set to write and executive produce. Gillian Robespierre (“Obvious Child,” “Landline”) is attached to direct and executive produce the pilot.
Darren Aronofsky (“Kindred,” “One Strange Rock”) and Danny Strong (“Dopesick,” “Empire”) will also executive produce. Mandy Safavi will also executive produce for Danny Strong Productions, as will Ari Handel and Elizabeth Gesas for Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures.
20th Television is the studio.
If the pilot receives a series order, the show will stream on Hulu in the US and on Disney+ in many countries.