Emmy Award-nominee Gail O’Grady, known for NYPD Blue and American Dreams, and Jeff Kober, The Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy, are cast in the upcoming CMT pilot His Wives & Daughters, the drama, comedic series centering on the eclectic and cunning wives and daughters of larger-than-life country music legend and infamous womanizer, Eddie Ray Banks. After Eddie’s estranged family is brought together unexpectedly, tempers flare and old rivalries resurface setting the stage for startling secrets to emerge as an unforgettable mystery begins to unfold.
O’Grady plays Donna Banks, Eddie’s vain and materialistic second wife who worked with him on his 1970s variety show and then stole him away from first wife, Lorna, played by Jane Seymour. She has a codependent relationship with her daughter Carolyn.
Kober portrays Eddie Banks, the charismatic country music legend who became a crossover sensation in the 70s with a No. 1 album and hit movie, in addition to his television variety show. His tabloid-worthy personal life and relationships contributed to his fame just as much as his work achievements. In a career spanning almost 50 years Eddie always had a big heart, but his good intentions were ruined by hard-living.
Production on His Wives & Daughters is scheduled to begin this January. Check back here for more cast announcements coming soon.