Earlier this week it was announced that David Tennant has joined Jennifer Garner in HBO’s upcoming series Camping from the Girls duo of Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, and now comes word from THR that the show has filled out its supporting cast.
According to the site, Garner and Tennant will be joined by Juliette Lewis (Secrets and Lies), Janicza Bravo (Love), Arturo Del Puerto (Fear the Walking Dead), Brett Gelman (Stranger Things), Ione Skye (Arrested Development) and Bridget Everett (Patti Cake$).
The straight-to-series comedy sees Garner portraying Kathryn Siddell-Bauers, a controlling L.A. Mom who takes part in a camping trip to celebrate the 45th birthday of her husband Walt (Tennant). However, when the camping trip gathers Kathryn’s meek sister, holier than thou ex-best friend and a free-spirited tagalong in one place, it becomes a weekend of tested marriages and woman-on-woman crime that won’t soon be forgotten. Plus, bears.”
As per THR, the casting breakdowns for the new additions are as follows:
Lewis as Jandice, “a woman of many talents. She’s a DJ of sick beats, a reiki healer and a certified public accountant. Her life may seem ideal — bouncing from man to man to woman to man — but the reality is far less idyllic.”
Bravo as Nina-Joy, “the friend you go to for everything: best massage, best jeans, best oatmeal. She is a lifestyle queen and chicer than all get out. But her tension with Kathryn over a breach of confidence threatens to topple the weekend and put tooth marks in her marriage to the husband she adores almost as much as she likes a nice clog boot.”
Del Puerto as Miguel, “who is smack-dab in the middle of a midlife crisis and recently separated. He is now expressing his instability through Topshop clothing and very strange life choices.”
Gelman as George, “a guy who is loyal, goofy and infinitely game. He’s as obsessed with his best friend Walt as he is with his wife, Nina-Joy, but just under the surface of this affable boom operator simmers some barely repressed rage that can stop any singalong.”
Skye as Carleen, “who has spent her life in the shadows, as a sister, as a hospice worker and as an unsuccessful equestrian — and it has left her meek, terrified and relying on her own strange passions (crocheting with polyester yarn) to get her through the lonely days.”
Everett as “Harry, the tough-talking, nature-loving queen of the campsite who came out as a lesbian at age 3. Her passion for her wife Nan is only beaten by her passion for all other women and an assortment of guns.”
Camping marks Dunham and Konner’s first TV project since the conclusion of Girls last year, and is based upon the Sky Atlantic series of the same name by writer-director Julia Davis.