Walker is the ultimate gay best friend.
And his friends happen to include Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan
and Betty Gilpin, who star in a new scripted version of Rightor Doyle’s real life
as the starlets’ bestie.
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In The Walker,
which premieres on Thursday, July 23 on Refinery29, Walker (Doyle) goes from the supporting player
to the center of attention as he gets noticed for being more than a “plus one.”
“[It’s] fun to play with the idea of making the supporting
character in everyone else’s story the protagonist of mine,” Doyle says of the
concept for the 8-episode series, which plays on the dynamics of his own relationships
with Mulligan, Kazan, and Gilpin.
“The Walker is an exploration of how friendships can be the most loving, confounding and rewarding relationships in your life” he adds. “It is my love letter to women, and to New York, and to friendship in all its many wild and wonderful forms.”
ETonline has the exclusive first look at the series, which follows Walker as he figures out how to balance his new friendships (with Lily Rabe and others) with his existing ones.
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In addition to Rabe, Gabourey Sidibe, Mamie Gummer, Aya Cash, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Megan Ferguson and Nev Schulman all make guest appearances.
The series will run exclusively on Refinery29 and is the first of several new “R29 Originals” from the lifestyle company.