Tim Robbins to Star in Alan Ball’s New HBO Series

Holly Hunter also set for multi-racial family drama

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Tim Robbins is now set to star in HBO’s new Alan Ball series.

This untitled 10-episode series focuses on a contemporary multi-racial family: a philosophy professor, his lawyer wife, their three adopted children from Somalia, Vietnam and Colombia, and their sole biological child. This seemingly perfect, progressive family is in actuality harboring deep rifts.

Then, one of the children begins to see things others cannot. Is it mental illness? Or something else? The series is a tragicomic meditation on the complicated forces at work on us all in America today.

Holly Hunter, Raymond Lee, Daniel Zovatto and Sosie Bacon also star.

Robbins will play Greg, a philosophy professor questioning his life, his purpose, and the world in which he lives — a world in which it seems the bad guys have won — and his strained relationship with his wife Audrey (Hunter) adds to his overall anxiety.

Ball created the series and will executive produce alongside Peter Macdissi.

Robbins is represented by ICM Partners.