David Schwimmer’s New Year’s resolution may have been to permanently move past Ross Gellar by the end of 2016. Not only did he steal our hearts as O.J. Simpson’s conflicted best friend in “American Crime Story” to kick off the year, but now he’s got a brand new original series set to premiere on AMC.
“Feed the Beast” tracks two best friends who start up a restaurant in the Bronx and all the entanglements that ensue. Schwimmer stars as Tommy, the more focused of the two brothers, who can’t quite forgive Dion (Jim Sturgess) for his constant trouble-making. On the brink of losing everything, they try to come together and start a restaurant in their hometown and repair their lives in the process.
Also, because we couldn’t put it any better ourselves, make sure to read this official cast and characters list from AMC:
Additional casting for the series includes Michael Gladis (“Mad Men,” “House of Lies”), who will play Patrick Woichik, aka The Tooth Fairy, the soft-spoken, brutally intimidating local mobster with a penchant for pulling teeth; Lorenza Izzo (The Green Inferno, Sex Ed), who will play Pilar Herrera, a woman who meets Tommy in a grief group, and is desperately searching for true love; Christine Adams (Batman Begins, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), who will star as Tommy’s late wife Rie Moran, John Doman (“The Wire,” “The Affair”), who will play Tommy’s father Aidan Moran, a shrewd and ruthless businessman and unapologetic racist; and Elijah Jacob (“Spot On”) who will play Tommy’s ten year old son TJ Moran.
AMC Studios and Lionsgate produced the series, which is set to premiere May 31.