By Sahil Patel
Amazon Studios is rounding out the cast for “Alpha House,” a comedy series about four Republican senators living in a house together. The original production unit has cast Cynthia Nixon (“Sex and the City”), Amy Sedaris (“Strangers with Candy”), Wanda Sykes (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), and Julie White (“Go On”) to appear during the first season, which will debut on Amazon Instant Video sometime this fall.
“Alpha House” is written by Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau and is currently filming in New York. It stars John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy, and Mark Consuelos as the Senator buds.
Nixon will play Senator Carly Armiston, described as a “formidable, confident, Democratic senator from New York.” Sykes will play Senator Rosalyn DuPeche, a “strong-willed, funny Democrat who just happens to be a neighbor of the male senators” Sedaris will play Louise Laffer, the concerned wife of Malloy’s character, while White will join the cast as the charming southern wife of Goodman’s character.
“Alpha House” is one of five pilots selected from Amazon Studios’ first set of 14 original pilots to get a full-season order. The pilot for “Alpha House” debuted on Amazon Instant video in April, and after receiving positive feedback from viewers, Amazon chose to pick it up for a full season. The other shows from that initial slate to get season orders were the comedy “Betas,” and kids shows “Annebots,” “Creative Galaxy,” and “Tumbleaf.”