Uma Thurman Joins Cast of Bravo’s Scripted Drama ‘My So Called Wife’

Elizabeth Wagmeister

Uma Thurman has joined the cast of Bravo’s upcoming scripted series “My So Called Wife,” Variety has learned.

The Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee will appear as a guest star in a story arc that spans several episodes.

“My So Called Wife,” which was greenlit this March, follows a con artist, played by Inbar Lavi, who is as beautiful as she is dangerous, which makes her unsuspecting victims even more tormented when they realize they have been used and robbed of everything, including their hearts. But things get complicated when her latest victims, Ezra (Rob Heaps) and Richard (Parker Young) try to track her down just as she eyes her next mark, Patrick (Stephen Bishop).

Thurman will play Lenny Cohen, the ultimate fixer. When the reclusive ring-leader of a group of con artists needs to keep his employees in line, eliminate an enemy or whip up a world class omelette, there is only one person for the job — the lethal, articulate and mysterious Lenny Cohen.

“Uma and I have been friends for a very long time. I’m thrilled that after many tries we’ll finally get to work together,” said  executive producer Adam Brooks. “Paul Adelstein and I wrote the role of Lenny Cohen specifically for her, and we are so excited to see how Uma’s iconic and very special talents will bring to life this unique and provocative character.”

For Thurman — who’s best known for iconic films like “Pulp Fiction” and “Kill Bill” — the Bravo series marks her third TV project, following NBC’s miniseries “The Slap” and NBC’s musical series “Smash” on which she had a guest arc. She is repped by CAA.

“My So Called Wife” marks the third scripted series at Bravo, following the one-hour dramedy “Girlfriends Guide to Divorce,” which has been renewed through season five, and the half-hour comedy “Odd Mom Out.”

The hourlong “My So Called Wife” is currently in production in Vancouver and will premiere next year with a 10-episode season.

Brooks is exec producing, alongside “Girlfriends Guide to Divorce” star Paul Adelstein. Universal Cable Productions is the studio.

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