Shiri Appleby will be back in Austin for this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival.
Started in 1987, South by Southwest (SXSW) is a set of film, interactive, and music festivals and conferences that take place early each year in mid-March in Austin, Texas. For the second year, SXSW will be screening a first look at five new episodic TV series including Lifetime’s drama UnREAL.
Monday, March 16
3:30PM – 4:14PM
Vimeo Theater | 201 Trinity St
On day after the premiere of Lifetime’s drama UnREAL, festival attendees have the opportunity to mingle with the cast of Lifetime’s new scripted series at the SXSW Film Intermission Party.
Tuesday, March 17
10:00PM – 1:00AM
Four Seasons | 98 San Jacinto Blvd
It’s about to get UnREAL at SXSW!
A screener for the dark comedy “Un-Real” has been released by A+E Networks. The screener gives Shiri Appleby fans a clear look at what’s in store for the actress new role as intern Rachel, a young staff member on a hit dating competition show, whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with the contestants in order to get vital outrageous footage for the shows demanding executive producer, Julia (Constance Zimmer).
The highly-anticipated series is inspired by Sarah Gertrude Shapiro’s award- winning independent short film, Sequin Raze. Marti Noxon (Mad Men, Fright Night) and Shapiro wrote Un-Real.
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TBI Vision has posted the first promotional image of Shiri Appleby as Rachel for her new TV show “Un-Real”. There is no official word yet on the show’s release date but it should be sometime early next year.
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Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of a hit dating competition show, Un-Real is led by Rachel (Shiri Appleby), a young staffer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with and among the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage the program’s dispassionate executive producer (Megyn Price, Rules of Engagement) demands. What ensues is a humorous, yet vexing, look at what happens in the world of unscripted television, where being a contestant can be vicious and producing it is a whole other reality. Un-Real also stars Freddie Stroma as the dating show’s handsome and intelligent bachelor, Adam; and Josh Kelly as Jeremy, a cameraman who is Rachel’s ex-boyfriend. The dating show’s contestants include Grace, portrayed by Nathalie Kelley, who immediately wins Adam’s heart; Anna, played by Johanna Braddy, who is eager to land a husband; Faith, a sensitive and vulnerable tomboy from the South portrayed by Breeda Wool; and Mary, played by Ashley Scott, a gorgeous single mom who has been unlucky in love. Arielle Kebbel will guest star as Courtney, a contestant who has no filter and isn’t on the show to make any friends.
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