Irish actress Amy Huberman will not be cast in the NBC comedy series ‘Animal Kingdom’ despite playing a key role in helping the series get picked up by the American broadcaster.
The IFTA-winning actress reinforced her acting credentials stateside when she landed the female lead role for the pilot of the series, in what was her very first US audition. However, as is often the case with take up on pilots, another actress will take her place for the actual television series.
The pilot was among the small percentage of TV drama/comedies to be picked up for US television and in many instances, the lead characters can often be recast or given to other actors. Nevertheless, despite this setback for Huberman, she will now be on the radar of US casting agents and broadcasters.
A spokeswoman for Huberman noted the hugely significant achievement of the Dublin-born actress, landing the role in the first place saying “The fact that she was cast for a pilot at her first US audition is incredible. The fact that she is not going to be in the series is a major disappointment but typical of pilot season and Amy was well aware that things like this could happen.”
Huberman’s disappointment, however, will be offset by the return of a new series of popular Comedy Central series ‘Threesome,’ in which she plays the lead character of Alice and is currently filming in the UK.