24 and Happy Endings star Elisha Cuthbert has landed what is described as a major recurring role opposite Ashton Kutcher (Two and a Half Men) in Netflix’s upcoming comedy series, The Ranch.
The Ranch was created by Don Reo and Jim Patterson, and is set on a Colorado spread, with Colt Bennett (Kutcher) returning home after a brief semi-pro football career to run the family business with his brother Jimmy (Danny Masterson). Cuthbert (who is next going to be seen opposite Seann William Scott in Goon: Last Of The Enforcers) will apparently play Cold’s old flame, a former cheerleader. Debra Winger and Sam Elliott have already been cast to play Colt and Jimmy’s parents in the series.
That’s an impressive cast, and it’s been a pretty busy week for Netflix as well, as they also recently cast Christopher Mintz-Plasse in another comedy series they’re working on titled Flaked.
We’ve grown used to the online streaming service developing quality dramas like Daredevil, House of Cards, and Narcos, so it’s going to be interesting to see how these comedies end up panning out. It’s certainly hard to fault the talent they’re enlisting, and so far, both Flaked and The Ranch sound quite promising.