Garret Dillahunt, Nolan North, Elijah Richardson Among 6 Cast In Peacock’s Satanic Panic Thriller Series ‘Hysteria!’

EXCLUSIVE: Garret Dillahunt (Ghosts of Beirut). Nolan North (Pretty Little Liars), Elijah Richardson (Fantasy Football), Milly Shapiro (Hereditary), Allison Scagliotti (Warehouse 13) and Jessica Treska (Alex & Me) are set for recurring roles in Hysteria!, Peacock’s coming-of-age Satanic Panic thriller series. They join previously announced cast Julie Bowen, Anna Camp, Emjay Anthony, Chiara Aurelia, Kezii Curtis, Nikki Hahn and Bruce Campbell.

Written and executive produced by Matthew Scott Kane (Stitchers) and David Goodman (The Orville), Hysteriaexplores America’s dark history of mass hysteria through the shocking story of the teenage Satanic Panic. The series follows a group of 1980s high school misfits as they exploit the growing hysteria around teen occult activity.

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Per the official synopsis: “When a beloved varsity quarterback disappears during the “Satanic Panic” of the late 1980s, a struggling high school heavy metal band of outcasts realize they can capitalize on the town’s sudden interest in the occult by building a reputation as a Satanic metal band, until a bizarre series of murders, kidnappings, and reported “supernatural activity” triggers a leather-studded witch hunt that leads directly back to them.”

Character descriptions are being kept under wraps. Dillahunt plays The Reverend, North portrays Gene, Richardson is Cliff, Shapiro plays Ingrid, Scagliotti is Officer Olsen and Treska portrays Judith.

The series will be produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group.  John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein (Dungeons & Dragons) and Chris Bender & Jake Weiner (My Spy) will also executive produce. Scott Stoops serves as supervising producer for Good Fear. Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) is set to direct the first episode and serves as an executive producer.

Dillahunt is repped by IAG and D2 Management; North by Paradigm and Cheri Barner Management; Richardson by CESD Talent Agency and Untitled Entertainment; Shapiro with Artists & Representatives & Thruline Entertainment; Scagliotti with Singular Talent, Zero Gravity Management & Meyer & Downs; Treska with LA Talent, Paradigm and Schuller Talent.

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