Stars defy 'Gravity' for Starz
Krysten Ritter, Ivan Sergei, Ving Rhames and Rachel Hunter set for suicide dramedy
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Krysten Ritter, Ivan Sergei, Ving Rhames and Rachel Hunter have joined the cast of Starz' "Gravity," an ensemble dramedy premiering in the spring of 2010.
"Gravity" focuses on a group of eccentric suicide survivors participating in out-patient program.
Ritter ("Breaking Bad," "Gossip Girl") plays Lily Champagne (Stripper Name Alert!), a clinically depressed outcast looking for love.
Sergei ("Jack & Jill") is Robert Collingsworth, an ophthalmologist mourning the death of his wife, but facing new Internet celebrity after his botched suicide attempt.
Rhames ("Pulp Fiction") is a former baseball player now confined to a wheelchair, while Hunter ("Stacey's Mom") is a spokesmodel-turned-life coach.
Rounding out the cast are Robyn Cohen ("Starved"), James Martinez ("Band of Brothers") and Seth Numrich.
The series was co-created by Eric Schaeffer ("Starved"), who continues his insistence on also co-starring in his projects, playing an NYPD cop with a particular interest in Ritter's character. After writing himself a romance with Elle MacPherson in "If Lucy Fell," might we assume that Schaeffer will give himself love scenes with Hunter as part of a nefarious plan to work his way through the classic 1980s Sports Illustrated swimsuit models? Perhaps Kathy Ireland will make a cameo just to make out with Schaeffer?
Schaeffer's co-creator on "Gravity" is Jill Franklyn, who co-wrote the classic "Yada, Yada" episode of "Seinfeld."
"Gravity" has been ordered for 10 episodes and will begin production in New York City next month.