October 15, 2009 / 3:25 AM / 9 years ago

New series "Gravity" pulls in four actors

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Starz has assembled the cast of its upcoming half-hour comedy-drama “Gravity.” Krysten Ritter, Ivan Sergei, Ving Rhames and Rachel Hunter are set to star in the 10-episode ensemble series, formerly known as “Failure to Fly.”

The show is slated to premiere in the spring.

Created by Eric Schaeffer and Jill Franklyn, “Gravity” revolves around a group from an eccentric outpatient program of suicide survivors. Ritter (“Breaking Bad”) plays Lily Champagne, a twentysomething clinically depressed outcast looking for the love that her father never gave her. Sergei (“The Break-Up”) plays Robert Collingsworth, an ophthalmologist who is despondent after his wife’s death from cancer and becomes an Internet celebrity when his suicide attempt goes comically awry. Multihyphenate Schaeffer co-stars as Miller, an NYPD cop who seems to be everywhere Lily is.

Rhames plays Dogg McFee, the group’s leader and a former big-league baseball player who is confined to a wheelchair. Hunter portrays Shawna Rollins, a former spokesmodel and current life coach with a penchant for much younger guys.

Robyn Cohen (“Starved”), James Martinez (“Brother to Brother”) and Seth Numrich (“How to Kill a Mockingbird”) round out the main cast.

Editing by SheriLinden at Reuters

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