Amy Brenneman To Star In TNT Pilot ‘Deadlier Than The Male’


Amy Brenneman, coming off a starring turn on HBO’s The Leftovers, has been cast as a lead opposite Lily Rabe and Enrique Murciano in Deadlier Than the Male (working title), TNT’s drama pilot produced by Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories and Turner’s Studio T.

Written by Harriet Warner, Deadlier Than The Male follows a trio of characters, each with a mysterious and troubling past: a young woman who once looked into the eyes of a dangerous killer, a former serial predator desperate to find redemption and Mary, a grieving mother (Brenneman) obsessed with finding her missing daughter. As each of them is pushed to the edge, the truth about their pasts and motives grows ever murkier, blurring the lines between victim and perpetrator.

Brenneman’s Mary, who after years of searching for her missing daughter, has become a professional grieving mother. On one hand, her loss has made her a passionate advocate for vulnerable women, but on the other, the tragedy has given her new power and polish — as well as a ruthless streak that makes her a threat to anyone who stands in her way.

Deadlier Than the Male is executive produced by Warner, Papandrea and Casey Haver of Made Up Stories.

Judging Amy alum Brenneman toplined CBS’ drama pilot The Get this past season.

The Leftovers: Damon Lindelof’s last-minute Emmy campaign promises Justin Theroux sans sweatpants


With the series finale having aired earlier this month, there’s one thing left for The Leftovers to do: get itself some Emmy nominations!

Over the course of its critically acclaimed three season run, the HBO drama hasn’t received a single Primetime Emmy nomination. But on the final day of Emmy voting Monday, series co-creator Damon Lindelof made a last-ditch effort to change that with social media push making some rather tantalizing promises. In a series of posts on Instagram, Lindelof has shared several Leftovers memes that implied Justin Theroux will get naked if the show is nominated for an Emmy.

“Nominate Theroux and the sweatpants go away. #LastDayOfEmmyVoting,” reads one of the memes Lindelof posted. The showrunner also went to bat for other members of the cast members Carrie Coon, Amy Brenneman, Ann Dowd, Kevin Carroll, and director Mimi Leder.

Check out the hilarious Emmy campaign below:

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Emmys 2017: Supporting Actress, Drama — Dream Nominees


WHY SHE DESERVES A NOD: In a word, “Certified.” When, toward the end of its run, the just-concluded HBO drama shone an episode-long spotlight on Laurie, shrink/wife/mother-turned-Guilty-Remnant-disciple-and-back, Brenneman beautifully illuminated not only her complicated character’s heart-tugging compassion and envy regarding husband John’s faith but also the lingering despair and emptiness that made us fear her breathtakingly honest goodbye to ex Kevin really might have been a precursor to her committing the most “elegant” kind of suicide.
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Amy Brenneman – ‘Lives of Women’


Introducing “Lives of Women,” an intimate portrait series from Indigenous Media and created by acclaimed-filmmaker Rodrigo Garcia, that showcases the voices, thoughts and experiences of women as shaped by their past choices, present and hopes for the future. Their stories are equal parts happiness and hope, nostalgia and heartbreak, dark and light. These are the real stories of the women who make up our world.

“I absolutely think the word ‘Christian’ has been stolen in 2017 in America by the ‘Christian Right.’

I had an abortion when I was 21. I’d actually been public about having had an abortion 10 years ago, but that was pre-social media, so now in the age of Twitter and Facebook I was trolled pretty viciously. The experience of withstanding that has been really transformative.

In my church, we are prayerfully pro-choice, which means that we believe in the moral agency of women. I think a woman’s moral agency means that she has autonomy over herself to decide what is right for her body and decide what is right for her fetus. So I don’t feel like I’m in conflict with where I go every Sunday.

I’m never going to win those pro-life people over. They hate me and they say horrible things about me, and I am in acceptance of that. So to live alongside this hatred has been really empowering and, ultimately, freeing.”
–Amy Brenneman, #LivesofWomen

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