Christopher Guest Series Adds Cast Members

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“Family Tree,” Christopher Guest’s upcoming HBO/BBC Two series starring Chris O’Dowd of “Bridesmaids” as an adrift young man exploring his family history, is progressing quite nicely.

Aside from an eight-episode commitment, the show has filled a number of regular and guest roles, according to Deadline Hollywood.

Here’s a breakdown:

The invaluable Michael McKean will play the father of Tom (O’Dowd). Lisa Palfrey has been cast as McKean’s wife; Matt Griesser as Tom’s American cousin, Greg.

Palfrey, Griesser, and Maria Blasucci (Greg’s girlfriend) are recurring guest stars.

As for regular cast members, Nina Conti (“For Your Consideration”) is Tom’s sister; Tom Bennett will portray Tom’s best friend. And, in a recurring role, Amy Seimetz will play Ally, an aspiring writer and bookstore employee who Tom meets during a visit to Los Angeles.

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