Annie Ilonzeh (co-star on the short-lived Charlie’s Angels reboot) has joined the cast of NBC’s contemporary Hatfields & McCoys.
Set in present-day Pittsburgh, a startling death reignites the feud between these two legendary families. Unleashing decades of resentment, the blue-collar McCoys will put the Hatfields’ wealth and power at risk as they go to war for control of the city.
Ilonzeh will play Shannon Hatfield, adopted daughter to Rebecca De Mornay’s Mary Hatfield, and also love interest for Patrick McCoy (played by Jesse Lee Soffer), which obviously poses one crucial problem – she’s a Hatflied.
Shannon is willing to quit her law firm job and leave her adopted family behind to run off with Patrick and get married. When Gable McCoy is murdered and Shannon’s brother, Randall (Nick Westrate) becomes a suspect, he may need a defense attorney.
Rounding out the cast are Virginia Madsen as the vengeful, conniving Eloise McCoy; Sophia Bush as her daughter, Emma McCoy and Patrick Flueger as her brother, Jack McCoy.
Charlize Theron is executive producer of the project, which will be directed by Smash’s Michael Mayer.
Since Charlie’s Angels was canceled, Ilonzeh has appeared in TV serials, Switched at Birth and Arrow.