The world of Tales From the Loop is about to fill out a bit, according to casting news from Amazon’s Prime Video service.
The series, which is still in development, has added Brazil’s Jonathon Pryce and Channel Zero’s Paul Schneider to its cast, which already includes Vicky Christina Barcelona’s Rebecca Hall. All three are reportedly series leads.
Schneider will be playing George, the son of the developer of the Loop project, while Price will be taking on the role of Russ, the director of the project.
It’s nice to see Pryce getting a lot of work still! He played Elizabeth Swan’s father in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, and was especially great as the High Sparrow on HBO’s Game of Thrones. He’s also the lead in Terry Gilliam’s long-gestating The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.
Schneider is fresh off of The Sound of Philadelphia from director Jérémie Guez, and has appeared in film projects like The Daughter from Simon Stone, as well as Woody Allen’s Cafe Society.
As we reported earlier, Hall will be playing Loretta, a physicist who lives near the Loop project.
Tales From the Loop is based off of an incredibly successful science fiction art book from Swedish painter Simon Stålenhag. The artwork within is dreamy and ethereal, with scenes of rural Swedish life colliding with dinosaurs, robots, and other oddities from beyond the Loop. It’s a gorgeous book, and I’m not surprised that it’s being adapted for television.
Tales from the Loop has also inspired an exceptional Role Playing Game from Free League Publishing, and has some of the best game mechanics I have seen in a long time. Described as a mix between ET: the Extra Terrestrial and Stranger Things, the Tales From the Loop Role Playing Game has players assuming the roles of teenagers investigating odd occurrences around the Loop.
Amazon’s Tales From the Loop will be written by Nathaniel Halpern, with Mark Romanek directing. Executive Producers include Halpern, Romanek, Matt Reeves, The Passage‘s Adam Kassan and Rafi Crohn. Samantha Taylor Pickett, Adam Berg, Mattias Montero, and Stålenhag are also listed as producers.
We’ll share more information on this exciting project as it develops!