In her international breakthrough Georgia Flood will play the lead as an Upper East Side socialite who runs away after her wedding goes awry in the US series American Princess.
Commissioned by Lifetime and created, written and executive produced by Jamie Denbo, the 10-part comedy-drama will start shooting in Los Angeles on May 21.
Her character Amanda experiences an unexpected awakening when she stumbles on a Renaissance Faire where she develops new friendships while rivalries and romance ensue.
Lucas Neff (Raising Hope, Fear Inc) plays David, an actor who goes by the name “Pizzle Humpsalot” as he performs Shakespearean parodies in the mud.
Seana Kofoed (Men in Trees, Flaked) is Maggie, the Faire’s venerable Queen Elizabeth, with Mary Hollis Inboden (The Real O’Neals, Boss) as Delilah, a free-spirited wench who befriends Amanda, and Rory O’Malley (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Brian, the Faire’s revered Shakespeare.
Flood, whose credits include ANZAC Girls, Wentworth, House Husbands and Here Come the Habibs!, did a self-tape audition in Melbourne. The producers flew her to Los Angeles last week.
She describes Amanda as a refined and well-educated young Jewish woman who has a good heart, with some parallels to her own life. She’s looking forward to working with the directors, all female with one exception, including Claire Scanlon whose credits include The Mindy Project, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Glow and Speechless.
After signing with a US agent after ANZAC Girls, she tried breaking into the US market but had a limited window because pilot season coincided with the shooting schedules of her Australian series.
The show is produced by A+E Studios in association with Global Road Entertainment, executive produced by Denbo, Jenji Kohan (Orange is the New Black, Weeds, Glow), Tara Herrmann and Mark Burley.
In the US Lifetime is home to the UnREAL, Project Runway, Bring It!, Married at First Sight, The Rap Game and Little Women franchises.
Represented in Australia by Catherine Poulton Management, Flood will be seen on screen later this year as the young Pat Carroll in the Seven Network/FremantleMedia Australia miniseries Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You.
She will also appear in season 2 of Radio Karate’s True Story with Hamish & Andy and in ITV Studios Australia’s quiz Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation, both on the Nine Network.