New US comedy for Isla Fisher

Aussie to play a discredited journalist desperate to salvage her career, in dark comedy series in the US.

Isla Fisher is returning to series television with a starring role in dark comedy series Guilty Party for CBS All Access.

In the half-hour series, Fisher plays Beth Baker, a discredited journalist desperate to salvage her career by latching on to the story of a young mother sentenced to life in prison for maiming and murdering her husband, crimes she claims she didn’t commit. In trying to uncover the truth, Beth finds herself in over her head as she contends with Colorado gun-smugglers, clickbait culture, the doldrums of marriage and her own tarnished past.

Fisher will also serve as executive producer in addition to starring, with fellow Aussie Trent O’Donnell to direct and co-executive produce.

Guilty Party is a genre-bending show that tackles contemporary issues – the prison system, the death of print journalism and pervasive gun culture, to name a few – but has, at its core, smart, funny, ambitious and deeply complicated female characters,” said writer Rebecca Addelman. “It’s been an absolute joy to write and create alongside fabulous studio, network and producing partners, and my hope is that it gives audiences a fresh take on the genre.”

The role will mark the first regular television role for Fisher since Home and Away. She also has a role in Godmothered, an original live-action movie for Disney+.

An Australian broadcaster is yet to be confirmed, but it would most likely head to 10 All Access.

Source: Variety

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