Veteran actor Ed Asner, 88, will feature in upcoming Netflix comedy, Dead to Me.
He will join Westworld‘s James Marsden, Linda Cardellini and Christina Applegate.
Written by Liz Feldman and produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gloria Sanchez Prods. and CBS TV Studios, the series centres around a powerful friendship that blossoms between Jen (Applegate), a tightly wound widow, and Judy (Cardellini), a free spirit with a shocking secret.
Marsden will play a love interest to Judy (Cardellini) who seems confident and logical, but beyond that facade is a vulnerable man with a complicated past who is drawn to Judy’s big heart and free spirit.
Asner, best known for The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant spin-off, will portray a resident at the assisted living facility where Judy works, Abe is quick-witted and sharper than most. He and Judy (Cardellini) share a sweet bond and often lean on each other to get through life’s twists and turns.
Despite his evergreen years, Asner has continued to work, recently appearing on MacGyver, Bones, Murdoch Mysteries and The Good Wife.