Fox Pilot ‘Studio City’ Casts Florence Pugh as Female Lead

U.S. TV newcomer will play rising singer/songwriter

Last Updated: March 5, 2015 @ 1:36 PM

Florence Pugh has been cast as the female lead on Fox pilot “Studio City.”

The U.K. native makes her U.S. television debut as rising singer/songwriter Cat, whose family life has been a celebration of dysfunction. Her mother is an unstable alcoholic and her father (Eric McCormack) is a drug-dealing musician. Cat is a survivor, though, and somehow has managed to keep her sense of humor, her romanticism and her dreams alive despite it all.

The John Wells Productions one-hour drama is made in association with Warner Bros. Television and is executive produced and written by Krista Vernoff. It is also exec produced by Wells (“Shameless”) and Andrew Stearn.

The project is inspired by Vernoff’s real-life experience.

Pugh will soon be seen alongside Greta Scacchi and Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”) in the U.K. feature film “The Falling.” She was shortlisted for the Best British Newcomer award at the 2014 London Film Festival.