We’ve had intermittent reports this year on the HBO pilot for The Miraculous Year, described as “an examination of a New York family as seen through the eyes of a charismatic, self-destructive Broadway composer.” We know that Kathryn Bigelow — fresh off her Academy Award win for The Hurt Locker — will helm the pilot, and the cast has filled out rather nicely with Eddie Redmayne, Norbert Leo Butz, Hope Davis, Frank Langella, and Patti LuPone. Now EW has word that Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies), Linus Roache (Law & Order), and Stark Sands (Generation Kill) have joined the cast, though details on their specific characters were not mentioned.
HBO certainly doesn’t show any signs of slowing down their delivery of top-notch cable television. Bringing in Bigelow to direct the pilot should kick start The Miraculous Year with a bang, and until then Martin Scorsese’s Boardwalk Empire should be quite a satisfying series to sink our teeth into if the fantastic trailer is any indication of the show’s quality. As far as the new cast additions go, I’m most looking forward to see Lee Pace find a fantastic new series after Pushing Daisies was unfortunately cancelled a little while back.