Denis Leary Set to Star in Fox's Event Series A MOODY CHRISTMAS
Denis Leary (Rescue Me, The Amazing Spider-Man) has signed on to play the lead role in Fox’s upcoming limited event series, A Moody Christmas. The half-hour, six-episode series is based on an Australian limited series of the same name and episode setup that aired in 2012. Variety reports the following synopsis and character description for Leary’s character, Dan Moody.
The single-cam comedy follows Dan Moody as he returns home to spend Christmas with his dysfunctional family. When he arrives, he’s met with the inevitable madness of a family whose members are all hiding things from each other.
Leary will play Sean Sr., the patriarch of the Moody family, all of whom return home to Chicago for the holidays, hiding secrets from one another.
A Moody Christmas is being written and executive produced by Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg, and Tad Quill. The original series creators Trent O’Donnell and Phil Lloyd and executive producer Jason Burrows are coming on board to executive produce the new version along with Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannembaum. This sounds like a nice holiday dramedy. I’m interested in checking it out. How about you?