‘We Were Liars’ Series at Amazon Casts David Morse (EXCLUSIVE)

David Morse has joined the cast of the upcoming “We Were Liars” series adaptation at Amazon Prime Video, Variety has learned exclusively.

Morse joins previously announced cast members Mamie Gummer, Caitlin FitzGerald, and Candice King in the series, which is based on the E. Lockhart novel of the same name. The official logline described the show as “a tragic love story and an amnesia thriller set on a privately owned island off the coast of Massachusetts.”

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Morse will appear in the series regular role of Harris Sinclair. The character is described as “The proud patriarch of the Sinclair family who built his fortune with a respected media empire. He abides by an endless set of life mottos: Be a credit to the family. Never discuss your problems in restaurants. All ailments can be cured by outdoor exercise. He is charming and warm — and always down to play a game of tennis with his daughters or his grandchildren, though he’s never once let them win. His private island off Martha’s Vineyard is his kingdom, and he reigns benevolently… or so it seems.”

Morse’s recent TV credits include “The Last Thing He Told Me” at Apple TV+, “The Chair” at Netflix, “The Good Lord Bird” at Showtime, and “The Deuce” at HBO. He also previously starred in the WGN America series “Outsiders.” In film, Morse is known for roles in features such as “The Green Mile,” “The Hurt Locker,” “World War Z,” and “Concussion.” He is a highly-regarded stage actor as well, having receive multiple Tony nominations, including for “The Iceman Cometh” and “How I Learned to Drive on Broadway.”

He is repped by Kipperman Management, Gersh, and Katz Golden Lerner LLP.

Julie Plec and Carina Adly MacKenzie are adapting the book for the screen, with Plec writing the first episode and MacKenze the second. Both serve as executive producers, with Plec executive producing via My So-Called Company. Emily Cummins of My So-Called Company also executive produces, as does Lockhart. Nzingha Stewart will direct the first episode. The series is produced by Universal Television and Amazon MGM Studios.

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