Amazon’s “The Interestings” pilot, an adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s novel, has cast newcomer Sasha Frolova as a series regular, Variety has learned exclusively.
Frolova joins the large ensemble that includes David Krumholtz (“Numb3rs”), Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under”), Jessica Pare (“Mad Men”) and Jessica Collins (“The Young and the Restless”).
“The Interestings” is about friends who meet at an arts camp in 1974 when they’re in their teens, and follows the group over the 30 years following their camp experience.
Frolova will play the young version of Collins’ character, Cathy Kiplinger.
The rest of the cast includes Ed Squires, who will play a young version of Krumholtz’s character; Katie Balen, who will play the younger version of Ambrose’s character; Sarah Mezzanotte, who play the young version of Pare’s character; plus Corey Cott, Jance Enslin, Gabriel Abert and Matt Barr.
“The Interestings,” which will be in contention for series pickup at Amazon, hails from Sony. The pilot will shoot in L.A. and New York City.
Frolova is repped by 3 Arts Entertainment and Jeff Gill from Jordan Gill Dornbaum.