A new pilot from Tony nominee Arian Moayed (Guards at the Taj) and Waterwell Films, starring recent Tony winner Kelli O'Hara (The King and I), has been selected by the New York Television Festival's 2015 Independent Pilot Competition.
Titled The Accidental Wolf, the drama is described as "one woman's destructive obsession to uncover the truth behind an unexplained extermination of a remote African village." O'Hara takes on the leading role in the work, which Moayed wrote and directed. Also starring are Tony nominee Sahr Ngaujah (Fela!) and Mike Doyle (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit). Tony winner Bill Sherman (In the Heights) provides the music.
Watch the trailer for The Accidental Wolf below:
Founded in 2002 by Arian Moayed and Tom Ridgely, Waterwell is an ensemble of theater artists dedicated to the creation of new work and the re-interpretation of classics. Its film division is billed as an "art-house studio that develops and produces a wide variety of original content for film, television and the Web."
Moayed and O'Hara costarred as Edgar and Regan in the Public Theater's 2011 revival of Shakespeare's King Lear. Moayed is a Tony nominee for his performance in Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. O'Hara received a Tony for her performance in The King and I, and has also been seen on Broadway in South Pacific, Nice Work if You Can Get It, and The Light in the Piazza, among other shows.
The New York Television Festival was founded in 2005 as the industry's first creative festival for television artists. The Festival strives to construct new and innovative paths of development and talent identification, while simultaneously complementing the traditional television development model. The Independent Pilot Competition, which runs October 19-25, accepts original television pilots and web series' from around the globe.
- Kelli O'Hara
- South Pacific
- Nice Work
- Public Theater
- Special Victims Unit
- Freestyle Love Supreme
- Rajiv Joseph
- King Lear
- Arian Moayed
- Sahr Ngaujah
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