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Isla Fisher Tapped By CBS For Comedy Series ‘Guilty Party’

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will star in Guilty Party, an upcoming dark comedy series for All Access.

Isla Fisher's character will contend with gun smugglers in the series
Isla Fisher’s character will contend with gun smugglers in the series

Isla Fisher is an Australian actress who played one of the four magicians in Now You See Me (2013), and in the half-hour series created by Rebecca Addelman, she will play a character named Beth Baker.

Guilty Party follows a disgruntled journalist (Fisher) who takes on the story of a young mother sentenced to life in prison for the maiming and murder of her husband.

The thing is, the imprisoned woman says she didn’t commit the crimes and Beth takes on the case to revive her dying career.

Fisher performing a magic stunt in NOW YOU SEE ME
Fisher performing a magic stunt in NOW YOU SEE ME

Her search for the truth finds Beth in contention with gun-smugglers in Colorado, clickbait culture, the stagnancy of marriage, and her own dark past.

Commenting on the series, creator Addelman has the following words to say:

“Guilty Party is a genre-bending show that tackles contemporary issues – the prison system, the death of print journalism and pervasive gun culture, to name a few – but has, at its core, smart, funny, ambitious and deeply complicated female characters. It’s been an absolute joy to write and create alongside fabulous studio, network and producing partners, and my hope is that it gives audiences a fresh take on the genre.”

Isla Fisher
Isla Fisher

Also, Julie McNamara who is the executive vice president and head of programming for CBS All Access stated:

“Guilty Party is a wild ride fueled by Beth’s grit, passionate heart and desperation to redeem herself. We knew we needed a magnetic, versatile talent in the role, and Isla perfectly embodies the wholly original character Rebecca created. We are thrilled to add Guilty Party to our growing comedy slate which includes Why Women Kill, No Activity and the upcoming animated Star Trek: Lower Decks.”

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