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AMC announced Brent Jennings, Sonya Cassidy, Linda Emond, David Pasquesi, and Eric Allan Kramer have been cast as series regulars in the upcoming comedic drama “Lodge 49.”

They join Wyatt Russell, who was previously announced as playing the lead role of Sean “Dud” Dudley.  Jennings plays Ernie Fontaine, a Navy vet, plumbing supplies salesman, longtime bachelor, working class Renaissance Man, and longest member of the Order of the Lynx, Lodge 49. Cassidy portrays Liz Dudley, Dud’s twin sister, who is smart, fiercely independent, deeply cynical, and searching for a way to escape her life. Emond plays Connie Mills, an old-school journalist and lover of words and smoke-filled taverns. She married her third husband, Lynx member Scott Mills, who brought her to Lodge 49.

Pasquesi will portray Blaise St. John, the resident philosopher of the Lynx. He tends bar at Lodge 49 and runs his own pot dispensary. Kramer plays Scott Mills, Long Beach Port Harbor Patrol officer and straight shooter, who enjoys his personal watercraft and playing drums in a surf rock cover band. “Lodge 49” is slated to air in 2018.

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AMC has found its next leading man.

Wyatt Russell has been tapped to star in the cabler’s upcoming drama Lodge 49, it was announced Thursday.

Exec produced by Paul Giamatti, the project is described as a modern fable set in Long Beach, Calif. At the center is Dud (Russell), a deadbeat but charming ex-surfer who joins a fraternal order hoping to reclaim the simple, happy lifestyle he lost when his father died. Through the lodge and his newfound connection with the other members, Dud discovers the missing sense of purpose in his life and confronts his deepest fears and greatest hopes. 

“Dud is a layered, complex and fascinating character who embodies hope and futility, comedy and tragedy, and the fragility of life,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV. “Wyatt brings the nuance, warmth and depth to this loveable and iconic character, and we’re thrilled to have him.” [Source]

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