The new series Generation from HBO Max has just cast Alicia Coppola (Angela Carelli, Between us), Marisela Zumbado (Nora, The Duff), and Marwan Salama (Ishmael, American Crime) for recurring roles, according to Deadline. Generation is a dramedy about teenage kids navigating the parameters of their own sex lives and discovering who they are in the process. Each episode will be a half-hour long and it was created by a father/daughter duo Zelda and Daniel Barnz.
Daniel Barnz is best known for directing the drama Cake which released in 2014 starring Jenifer Anniston (Rachel, Friends). Cake was about a mother who struggles with addiction after the death of her daughter. Throughout the film Aniston’s character interacts with her daughter in visions and has conversations with her.
Each character has a distinct role to play in this series and fans will learn more abut these characters as the show progresses. Cappola will take on the role of Carol, a hovering mother who incessantly pokes her head in her daughter’s business. Salama will step into the shoes of Bo, a high schooler who keeps a low profile and enjoys being himself rather than pretend being someone he is not. Finally, we have Zumbado’s character Lucia, she is “a young junior who is confident, bold and queer and loves to shake things up,” according to Deadline.
These three join the impressive list of talent already working on Generations, “They join an ensemble cast that includes Nathanya Alexander, Chloe East, Nava Mau, Lukita Maxwell, Haley Sanchez, Uly Schlesinger and Sam Trammell with Justice Smith and Martha Plimpton,” according to Deadline. Although HBO Max has yet to announce a release date, this show is underway and in experienced hands.