EXCLUSIVE: George & Tammy, the country music drama series centered around Tammy Wynette, is bulking up its cast.
Jessica Chastain plays Wynette, the first lady of country music, while Michael Shannon is playing her husband George Jones. The pair’s complicated relationship inspired iconic songs such as Wynette’s Stand By Your Man, and Jones’ He Stopped Loving Her Today. Steve Zahn plays George Richey, a songwriter, producer and mainstay of the Nashville country music community who married Wynette after she and Jones split up in 1975. Richey managed Wynette until her death in 1998.
Ginny & Georgia star McCormack plays Sheila Richey, the former wife of country music producer George Richey and one-time confidant and friend to Wynette, while American Housewife star Mixon plays Jan Smith, a makeup and hair artist who works with George and Tammy and becomes one of Wynette’s close friends.
McCormack recently Julio Torres’ feature film for A24 alongside Tilda Swinton and is starring in Amazon series A League of their Own as well appeared in Departures. Mixon starred in ABC’s American Housewife, which ended with its fifth season last year and she previously starred in CBS’ Mike & Molly. Next up, she will be seen in Renee Zellwegger in NBC’s limited series The Thing About Pam.
The series was created by Abe Sylvia, a co-exec producer on Netflix’s Dead to Me and writer of Chastain-starring The Eyes of Tammy Faye. Sylvia will exec produce alongside Andrew Lazar, Josh Brolin, Chastain, Kelly Carmichael and John Hillcoat.
David Glasser, David Hutkin, Ron Burkle and Bob Yari are executive producers from 101 Studios (Yellowstone) along with writer and executive producer Bryan Goluboff.
The series is based on the book, The Three of Us: Growing Up with Tammy and George, penned by the couple’s daughter, Georgette Jones.
Spectrum Originals and MTV Entertainment Studios produce with 101 Studios, Mad Chance, Josh Brolin Productions and Freckle Films set to executive produce.
The series will premiere on Spectrum as one of its original series for subscribers and after a nine-month exclusive run will have a second window on the Paramount Network and Paramount+.