A lot of familiar faces were a part of the casting announcement for the upcoming anthology series Social Distance at Netflix.
Created by Hilary Weisman Graham, Social Distance is an eight-part anthology series set in the initial months of the coronavirus pandemic. It was conceived, cast, and executed remotely during the pandemic.
The official synopsis reads: “Each standalone episode is told through a virtual lens and captures the unique emotional experience of being forced apart by circumstance and having no choice but to communicate remotely and rely on technology to maintain any sense of connection. Through these varied and deeply human stories, SOCIAL DISTANCE aims to provide some much-needed catharsis during a tumultuous time while also capturing a snapshot of this singular moment in history.”
The cast list is chock full of amazing actors including Danielle Brooks (Orange Is the New Black), Oscar Nunez (The Office), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Asante Blackk (When They See Us), Max Jenkins (Dead to Me), Peter Scanavino (Law & Order: SVU), Becky Ann Baker (Girls), Dylan Baker (The Good Wife), and so many more. The supporting cast of the series filled out with the stars’ real life relatives.
In a statement with the casting announcement, series creator Graham said, “Many of these stories required casting actors who were quarantined with other actors. That hurdle seriously hindered our options and so casting non-actors was sometimes essential. It was definitely a roll of the dice, but thankfully, we were thrilled to discover that talent really does breed talent. These family members may not have had aspirations to be in front of the camera when we first started, but they should all quit their day jobs immediately.”
There are more than 40 actors credited in the series before including any family members that lived with them during the pandemic.
Right now we only have the stacked casting announcement for Social Distance. Netflix has yet to announce when the series will be available to stream.