NBC Drama Miniseries The Slap Lands Zachary Quinto And Brian Cox


NBC Drama Miniseries The Slap Lands Zachary Quinto And Brian Cox

Based on the 2011 Australian miniseries of the same, the Americanized version of The Slap has a couple of new additions to its impressive cast. Zachary Quinto (Heroes, American Horror Story) and Brian Cox (Manhunter) have signed on to co-star in this modern morality tale. Set around an altercation at a family barbeque, the story involves the repercussions after one man slaps a badly behaving child. The kid’s not his, hence the heightened social responsibility aspect that’s no doubt gonna make Christmas awkward.

Quinto is in line to play the slapper (ahem), Harry. A married man with a teenage boy, he deals in antiquated European cars. And it would seem punishment, as well. Cox will play the family’s gruff old-time grandpa, Manolis. They’ll both co-star opposite Peter Sarsgaard as Hector, a married man with kids who submits to the advances of a much younger woman, and Mary Louise Parker, as Anouk, a close friend of Hector’s.

The show is set to go into production soon, with an order for 8 hour-long episodes. Written by Brothers And Sisters‘ Jon Robin Baitz and produced by The Kids Are All Right‘s Lisa Cholodenko – it looks like a provocative spot of TV.

What do you reckon: is The Slap shaping up to be good-lookin’ hunk of television? Let us know in the comments section below.

It’s Hector’s 40th birthday, and his wife is throwing him a big party with lots of friends, family and food for what will undoubtedly be a happy, celebratory day. Or so they think. As Hector tries to navigate family politics, awkward friendships and the younger woman he’s secretly seeing on the side, the built-up tension explodes when Hector’s hotheaded cousin slaps another couple’s misbehaving child. Everyone is understandably stunned, and the party abruptly ends – with the child’s parents vowing legal action as they leave. But what the hosts and guests don’t know is that this moment will ignite a chain of events that will uncover long-buried secrets within this group of friends and family… and vigorously challenge the core values of everyone involved.

Source: Deadline

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