Danielle Savre will star as the lead Anna while Heather Locklear and Matt Battaglia join the cast as guest stars. Cast in other leading roles are Brock O'Hurn, Kelly Sullivan, Brad Benedict and Brooke Anne Smith.
Series regulars include Alpha Trivette, Trisha Rae Stahl, Robert Craighead, Annie Thrash, and Curran Walters. Recurring cast members are Ashley Love-Mills, Nick Ballard, Charles Justo, Christian Ochoa, and Justin Gabriel.
"We are thrilled with this dynamic cast for our first ever scripted project on TLC," said Nancy Daniels, President and General Manager, TLC. "Tyler Perry has proven time and time again that his characters are at the crux of great storytelling. Too Close to Home is yet another example of that, and we know our viewers will be enthralled with how this story unfolds."
The story follows Anna, a young woman who escaped her working class upbringing in Alabama to start fresh in Washington, D.C. After making national headlines in a major political scandal involving one of the nation's most powerful players, she is forced to return to her roots and face a past she thought she left behind. Seeking help and forgiveness from the same people she abandoned for a "better" life, Anna finds herself right back where she worked so hard to escape... TOO CLOSE TO HOME.The cast photo at the top of this post does include one black actress o the left - Ashley Love-Mills is her name as I learned this morning. Although how involved her character is in the overall series isn't known at this time. A former Miss North Carolina, Love-Mills is relatively new to acting, with an appearance in an episode of the TV series "Nashville" on her resume. her role in "Too Close to Home" will be a recurring one. The series will be an eight-part drama, each episode an hour long. I'd be interested in seeing how this new series differs, if at all, when compared to past/current Tyler Perry series and movies. Perry, who currently produces four series on OWN, will writer, direct and produce "Too Close to Home." And if you’re wondering when he’ll return to the big screen, there’s his new "Madea Halloween" flick which will be out this fall. Watch a first teaser for "Too Close to Home" below: