Billy Zane (“Titanic,” “Dead Calm”), Joseph Lee Anderson (“Young Rock,” “Harriet”) and Timothy V. Murphy (“Westworld,” “True Detective”) have joined the cast of the “MacGruber” series at Peacock.
The trio joins previously announced leads Will Forte, Kristen Wiig and Ryan Phillippe, as well as Sam Elliott and Laurence Fishburne. Zane is taking over the role of the villain from Mickey Rourke in a recasting.
The eight-episode series sees MacGruber (Forte) released from a decade in prison to take down Brigadier Commander Enos Queeth (Zane) – a mysterious villain from his past.
With the entire world in the crosshairs, MacGruber must reassemble his old team, Vicki St. Elmo (Wiig) and Dixon Piper (Phillippe) in order to defeat the forces of evil.
Anderson will play Major Harold Kernst, right-hand man of General Fasoose (Fishburne). Murphy will reprise the role of Constantine Bach, Dieter von Cunth’s ruthless henchman who has returned to seek revenge against MacGruber.
Forte serves as writer and executive producer on the series alongside John Solomon and Jorma Taccone, who will also both direct. Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn, Andrew Singer and Erin David serve as executive producers.