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Starz has announced that they have added Zoë Chao (Who can currently be seen singing Cher’s “If I Can Turn Back Time” on AppleTV+’s The Afterparty), Tyrel Jackson Williams (the young and talented Thunder Force and Brockmire actor) and Jennifer Garner (aka Alias icon and Hannah from the classic college drama Felicity) to its cast as series regulars for the third season/revival of Party Down. In addition, the handsome James Marsden (Cyclops) has joined as a recurring guest star.
They will join the series’ returning original cast including Adam Scott reprising his role along with original cast members Ken Marino, Jane Lynch, Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen, and Megan Mullally.
Chao will play “Lucy,” a passionate, outspoken, free-thinking creative “food artist.” Lucy dreams of being a celebrity chef, but she’s stuck cranking out hors d’oeuvres at Party Down without the resources to do anything more ambitious.
Williams will play “Sackson,” a handsome, confident, driven, wannabe influencer/internet personality. He’s knowledgeable and savvy about his specific internet niche, but a bit lost in every other aspect of life.
Garner will play “Evie,” a successful producer of studio franchise movies, who, in the wake of a breakup, is reconsidering her life choices. A fledgling relationship with Henry Pollard (Scott) becomes a way for her to explore possible new directions.
Marsden will play “Jack Botty,” an actor who plays the lead in a popular superhero franchise. Jack’s looks match his charm, he enjoys his life, his fame and being the center of everyone’s attention.
The cult comedy hit will return with six new episodes and is executive produced by Party Down alumni and Veronica Mars mastermind Rob Thomas along with John Enbom Paul Rudd, Dan Etheridge, and Adam Scott. Enbom also serves as showrunner. Executive Vice President of Original Programming Karen Bailey is the executive overseeing Party Down on behalf of Starz. The limited series is produced for Starz by Lionsgate Television.
For those of you who haven’t watched it, Party Down follows a Los Angeles catering team – a sextet of Hollywood wannabes stuck working for tips while hoping for their “big break.” Each episode of this half-hour comedy finds the hapless catering team working a new event – and inevitably getting tangled up with the colorful guests and their absurd lives.
The first two seasons of Party Down debuted on Starz in 2009 and 2010, respectively. You have time to catch up on them now on Starz and its app.