‘The Affair’ Star Maura Tierney Joins Cast of Showtime Drama Series ‘Rust’

Bill Camp, David Alvarez, Alex Neustaedter and Julia Mayorga also added as series regulars

Last Updated: March 5, 2020 @ 9:58 AM

“The Affair” actress Maura Tierney has joined the cast of Showtime’s “Rust” drama series based on Philipp Meyer’s novel “American Rust.”

She’ll play the role of Grace Poe,  described as “a woman from a devasted Pennsylvania steel town trying to organize a union among co-workers at her dress factory, while her son Billy (Alex Neustaedter) is accused of murder.”

The series explores the “tattered” American dream from the perspective of police chief Del Harris, played by Jeff Daniels, who lives in a southwest Pennsylvania town in the heart of the Rust Belt. When Harris is forced to watch Grace, the woman he truly loves, grappled with her son Billy’s murder accusation, he is forced to make a tough choice as to how far he’s willing to go to protect him.

In addition to Tierney’s role on “The Affair,” she’s also starred on “ER” for eight seasons and had characters arcs on “The Good Wife,” and “Rescue Me.” She made her Broadway debut in 2013 in Nora Ephron’s “Lucky Guy” alongside Tom Hanks.

Bill Camp, David Alvarez, Alex Neustaedter and Julia Mayorga have also been added to the cast as series regulars.

Here are their character descriptions from Showtime:

Camp will play Henry English, “a disabled former steel worker and widower who has placed the entire burden of his care on his son, Isaac (Alvarez). When Isaac runs away, Henry is forced to call his daughter Lee (Mayorga) back from her new life in New York City and finally reckon with the reality of his wife’s death.”

Alvarez will play Isaac English, “a recent high school graduate who abandons both his ailing father and his troubled friend to hitchhike cross-country. He’ll have to weigh the value of self-discovery against that of personal loyalty.”

Neustaedter will play Billy Poe, “a former high school football star who turned down a scholarship to stay in town. When he’s accused of the murder of an ex-cop, he must weigh his personal loyalties with the value of his own life.”

Mayorga will play Lee English, “a young woman, who upon graduating from Columbia Law School, is pulled back to her hometown as her brother runs away, and her father’s condition deteriorates.”

“Rust” is executive produced by Dan Futterman (“Capote”), Michael De Luca (“Escape at Dannemora”), Daniels and Elisa Ellis (“Narcos,” “Hannibal”) for Platform One Media.

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