Sugar Lyn Beard Joins Haley Lu Richardson, Barbie Ferreira in HBO Max’s ‘UNpregnant’ (Exclusive)

Coming-of-age story will be one of the first features made by WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service

Last Updated: October 15, 2019 @ 9:01 AM

Sugar Lyn Beard is joining the cast of HBO Max’s “UNpregnant” opposite Haley Lu Richardson and Barbie Ferreira, TheWrap has learned exclusively.

“UNpregnant” will be one of the first features made by WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service and will be a coming-of-age project under Greg Berlanti’s deal with the streamer. Beard is playing Kate, a woman in her 30s “with a very sweet, wholesome and earnest vibe,” according to the streamer.

Berlanti is producing alongside partner Sarah Schechter. Erik Feig, who just launched PictureStart, is also producing with Lucy Kitada and Jessica Switch.

“UNpregnant” is based on a YA novel of the same name and follows a Missouri teen who with her friend hits the road to obtain a legal abortion. Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan, who wrote the book, wrote the script. Rachel Lee Goldenberg is directing, while Berlanti Productions’ Michael McGrath will executive produce.

Beard most recently starred in “The Package,” “The Disaster Artist” and “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.” Her other credits also include “Sausage Party,” “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” “Drunk History,” “The Flash,” and the Sundance darling “For a Good Time Call.”

She is represented by Untitled and Myman Greenspan Fox Rosenberg Mobasser Younger & Light.

The film is looking at a release on the platform in 2020.

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