DirecTV announced today that Terry O’Quinn, Stacy Keach, Chris Bauer, Rita Wilson, Brittany Snow, Patrick Fugit, David Koechner, Calista Flockhart, Eric McCormack and Kate Burton are all cast in the upcoming second season of Full Circle.
The tale revolves around Jimmy Parerra (Terry O’Quinn), a Chicago cop who, 18 years ago, inspired by Frank Serpico’s similar act in NYC, blew the whistle on police corruption in Chicago, which resulted in sending his own father-in-law, Bud O’Rourke (Stacy Keach), the Chief of Detectives, to federal prison for life.
The show begins as Bud is getting out of prison and intent on revenge. The main thrust of each episode takes place in an Irish bar in Chicago and focuses on a conversation between two characters intimately involved in Jimmy and Bud’s story. As in the first season of Full Circle, one character from the previous episode moves into the next episode and paired with a new character. Unlike the first season of Full Circle, the upcoming season also expands the story – in addition to seeing our characters revolve through the bar, viewers will also be privy to the offices conducting an FBI sting operation, as well as to Bud’s visitors at the state penitentiary before he is released.
The central characters of the second season are Jimmy’s former partner Richie (Chris Bauer), his ex-wife and Bud’s daughter, Shelly (Rita Wilson); Jimmy’s daughter, Katie (Brittany Snow); Jimmy’s son, Paulie (Patrick Fugit); Paulie’s cop partner, Phil (David Koechner); the new face of the mob, Ellen (Calista Flockhart); an FBI agent, Ken (Eric McCormack) and Ken’s boss, Vera (Kate Burton).
The second season of Full Circle is written by Keith Huff, an award-winning television writer and playwright. Keith’s television credits include Mad Men and House of Cards and he is currently writing for Academy Award Winner John Ridley’s show, American Crime. His play, A Steady Rain, made its Broadway debut starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig.
Full Circle will be executive produced by BAFTA-award winning Executive Producer/Director Nick Hamm (Rogue) for Momentum TV. Huff will serve as writer and executive producer. FremantleMedia International will handle global distribution of the series.