When DirecTV’s new original drama “Full Circle” debuts on the Audience Channel in the fall, some people will see it as screenwriter and playwright Neil LaBute’s TV debut. But others may see it as a chance for Angel and Draco Malfoy to team. Both “Angel” and “Bones” star David Boreanaz and “Harry Potter” alum Tom Felton have been announced in the cast, but don’t expect a typical ensemble effort.
The concept behind the 10-episode drama series is that each episode will feature a conversation between two characters in a restaurant. One of the characters will then provide the bridge to the next episode, which will feature that person paired with a new character, and so-on until the season finale, which will bring all the characters together.
Joining Boreanaz and Felton are Kate Walsh, Minka Kelly, Julian McMahon, Keke Palmer, Devon Gearhart, Bill Campbell, Noah Silver, Ally Sheedy, Cheyenne Jackson and Robin Weigert.
The connections are sometimes surprising: McMahon plays a high-powered entertainment lawyer, while Kelly plays his wife. And Boreanaz plays his client, a famous comic with a wild streak, while Palmer plays someone whose life was forever changed as the result of a joke the comic took too far.
Production on the series will begin at the end of May in DirecTV’s Los Angeles Broadcasting Center.
“Full Circle” will be DirecTV’s original series follow-up to “Rogue,” the police drama starring Thandie Newton that debuted in April. Previously, DirecTV had picked up series that began on other networks to finish their runs. It produced three seasons of “Friday Night Lights” when it was going to be canceled by NBC and it produced two seasons of “Damages” when it was in danger of being canceled by FX.