March 25, 2014
Breaking Bad's Betsy Brandt is off to become a member of The Club, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Club is a 13-episode drama about a private country club, and is a so-called "upstairs/downstairs soap," meaning it will focus on the class divisions between the main characters of the series, much like the PBS drama Downton Abbey.
Brandt is set to play a character named Leslie Holbrook, a fish-out-of-water single mother whose husband ran out on her with his own stepmother, leaving the family country club on the brink of financial ruin.
The series was created by Erin Brockovich writer Susannah Grant, who will pen the entire series as well as executive produce the 13-episodes that have already been ordered.
As for Brandt, this is the second series she's joined that already had a multiple-episode commitment, the first being The Michael J. Fox Show. This is also the second time in two weeks that Brandt has landed a job, as she was just cast in the Showtime series Master of Sex.