EXCLUSIVE: Nnamdi Asomugha (Sylvie’s Love) has been tapped as a lead opposite star and executive producer Jessica Chastain in The Savant, Apple TV+’s new, eight-episode limited series from writer/executive producer/showrunner Melissa James Gibson, Fifth Season and Anonymous Content.
The Savant is inspired by a true story published by Cosmopolitan, which was written by Andrea Stanley.
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Chastain plays a top-secret investigator known as the Savant, who infiltrates online hate groups to take down the most violent men in the country. Asomugha plays her husband.
This Savant reunites Nnamdi and Jessica who recently worked together on the Netflix film The Good Nurse.
Chastain and Kelly Carmichael exec produce through her Freckle Films banner. James Gibson exec produces, with Matthew Heineman directing and exec producing. Jessica Giles, editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, executive produces, and Brian Madden, SVP Development for Hearst Magazines, produces. Stanley serves as consultant.
Asomugha recently starred in opposite Tessa Thompson and produced the Emmy-nominated Sylvie’s Love and also starred in the series When The Streetlights Go On. The former NFL player-turned-actor/producer is repped by CAA, Art2Perform Management and Shelter PR.
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