Hollywood star Lucy Liu just had a break from the world of TV and was ready to return. As Variation exclusively report, Kill Bill and Charlie’s Angel star joins Netflix limited series A Full Man, which streamers pre-ordered in six one-hour episodes in November. The series will center around the real estate mogul who falls from grace when faced with sudden bankruptcy, and those around him who try to take advantage of his downfall.
Liu joins the lead actor and two-time Emmy winner Jeff Daniels (Newsroom), who will play the titular “man”, Charlie Croker. As the series synopsis progresses, Croker won’t let his empire crumble so easily, no matter how messy things get. This means he will be rude, abusive, and unbearable to anyone who wants to profit from his death. Liu embodies a character named Joyce Newman, the founder of a successful clean beauty company with a crisis of conscience – which is dire for business and sure to anger her coworkers.
A TV veteran, Liu has long been a guest on series like CBS Pearlfamous courtroom drama Ally McBeal and Southern area. His longest TV stint was in a mystery series Base, in which he played Sherlock Holmes (Johnny Lee Miller) partner Joan Watson for seven seasons. In the cinema, Liu was recently in Stage Mother and featured in the upcoming Warner Bros. and DC blockbuster Shazam! Wrath of the Gods.
A Full Man based on the 1998 novel of the same name by the bestselling author Tom Wolfe. This story was adapted for television by an 11-time Emmy winner David E. Kelly, who served as showrunner, executive producer, and wrote the episodes. Kelley previously adapted other novels into very popular series such as Big little lie and wide skyand also make famous events like Boston Law and Doogie Howser. Kelly is working on A Full Man adaptation to King Regina (One Night in Miami…), which was attached to direct the series’ first three episodes.
Apart from Liu and Daniels, A Full Man also set to features Diane Lane (Y: The Last Man), William Jackson Harper (A great place), Charity Amin (I Can Break You), Tom Pelphrey (Ozarks), Sarah Jones (For All Humanity), Jon Michael Hill (Base), and Chanté Adams (Their Own League).
Netflix has not announced further details of A Full Manincluding additional cast members, director, and estimated release date.