Emmy-winning actress Lisa Kudrow joins the Netflix dark comedy No Good Deed in the latest casting announcement for the upcoming eight-episode series from Dead to Me creator Liz Feldman.
No Good Deed is about three very different families that are contending to buy the same 1920s Spanish-style villa. They think it will solve all their problems. But the sellers discover that “sometimes the home of your dreams can be a total nightmare.”
Who does Kudrow play on No Good Deed?
Kudrow’s character, Lydia Morgan, is described as a “highly-talented (and highly-strung) former concert pianist.” She’s a devoted wife to Paul (Ray Romano) and a loving-though-flawed mother to their two children. Lydia’s not fond of the idea of selling their Los Feliz home, distraught at having to leave a place that’s filled with happy memories and dark secrets.
Romano’s casting, which was previously announced, will see him play Paul as “constantly stressed and flat broke,” per an official description. A contractor who is desperate to retire and pay off his debts, Paul would also like to escape Los Angeles. He thinks selling his beautiful home is the solution for him and his wife Lydia, but past mistakes continue to haunt him.
Kudrow is best known for playing Phoebe Buffay on Friends in addition to her lead role of Valerie Cherish on HBO’s The Comeback. For her performance on Friends, in 1998, she won an Emmy. She’s also a frequent nominee. On the big screen, Kudrow has starred in Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. She’s also appeared in comedies like Easy A, Booksmart, and Neighbors.
Feldman is the showrunner and executive producer alongside Will Ferrell and Jessica Elbaum for Gloria Sanchez Productions, as are Christie Smith and Silver Tree. Tree will also direct episodes of the show, including the pilot. Casting credits go to Sherry Thomas and Russell Scott.