Raven Goodwin and Mark Webber have also been cast in the Showtime comedy
Connie Britton has ditched Nashville for Boston: The Emmy-nominated actress is joining Showtime comedy SMILF, which stars Frankie Shaw as a single mom, Bridgette, living in Southie.
Britton will play Ally, “Bridgette’s unstable boss who struggles with boundaries and finds herself in constant pursuit of self-betterment,” in a multi-episode guest arc, a press release reveals. Being Mary Jane‘s Raven Goodwin and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World‘s Mark Webber have also joined the show: Goodwin will play Bridgette’s best friend, while Webber is taking on the role of a Catholic priest.
Shaw, who is best known for playing the gone-too-soon Shayla on Mr. Robot, first wrote SMILF as a short film. That short went on to nab the Short Film Jury Award at 2015’s Sundance Film Festival, and is now being adapted into a half-hour comedy that Shaw will star in, executive-produce, write, and direct. Rosie O’Donnell is set to costar as Bridgette’s mother.
Britton previously starred on popular series like Friday Night Lights and American Horror Story. See her on SMILF when it premieres Sunday, Nov. 5 at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.