Charlotte Nicdao lands her first role in the US
Charlotte Nicdao is starring alongside Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham, Rob McElhenney, Imani Hakim, David Hornsby, Danny Pudi and Jessie Ennis in a comedy series commissioned by Apple.
Co-written and executive produced by McElhenney and Charlie Day and now shooting in Los Angeles, the untitled half-hour series is set in a video game development studio.
The producers say it will “explore the intricacies of the human condition through hilarious and innovative ways.”
Abraham is playing C.W. Longbottom, a seasoned writer who works at the studio, where McElhenney is Ian, the creative director. Nicdao is Poppy, the lead engineer, with Hornsby as David, a hapless, emasculated producer.
Pudi portrays Brad, an alpha male who works in the monetization department at the studio. Hakim is Dana, a sweet and studious game tester who loves gaming. Ennis is Jo, David’s over-eager assistant.
The project marks McElhenney and Day’s first collaboration since It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the US sitcom now in its 14th season..
The Aussie actress, who is repped in Australia by the JM Agency, auditioned in LA, where she has regularly been commuting for the past three years. She played Rachel Osaka, a brilliant and energetic zoologist, in Childhood’s End, the Syfy series shot in Melbourne.
Among her other international credits, she played Sif in Thor: Ragnarok and Grace in Camp, the NBCUniversal series filmed in Queensland.
Last year she played Scarlett in Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney’s ABC comedy Get Krack!n. She voiced the character of Baby in the animated series Kuu Kuu Harajuku and played Lucy in Top of the Lake.