Actress Kristin Dodson has been cast in the upcoming Showtime series Flatbush Misdemeanors. The show is a raw comedy of city life, based on the digital shorts of the same name created by Kevin Iso and Dan Perlman.
A new face has joined the cast of Flatbush Misdemeanors, an upcoming series filled with some of comedy's rising stars. Kristin Dodson is a third-year student in Columbia's MFA Acting program. The young actress was a part of the award-nominated productions of Daughters of the Mock and Stew and is repped by A3 Artists Agency. "We're really excited to have Kristin Dodson in our show, and everyone will love her like we do," Dan Perlman, one of the comedy's creators, tweeted.
We're real excited to have Kristin Dodson in our show and everyone will love her like we do. https://t.co/rH2TyQCZy4— Dan Perlman (@danjperlman) March 12, 2021
The new series is a "raw comedy of city life following Dan and Kevin... characters struggling to thrive in their new surroundings in the brash environment of Flatbush, Brooklyn," reports Showtime. "The show explores two longtime friends seeking to climb out of their heads and connect with others."
Brooklyn-native Dodson has landed the role of Zayna, an outspoken high school student. The series is an adaptation of the digital shorts created by Kevin Iso and Dan Perlman a few years ago. The digital series' first installment became Oscar-qualified after winning the Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short at the 2018 Florida Film Festival.
And that's not the only recognition it received. Between 2017-2019, Flatbush Misdemeanors was selected for awards at the Slamdance Film Festival, LA Film Festival, New York Television Festival, and International Academy of Web Television, to name a few. According to the creators' site, the digital series was made without much funding yet managed to receive ample critical acclaim.
"We started this project ourselves three years ago on zero budget, so this is a dream come true," Perlman shared. "We're very grateful to everyone at Showtime, and we're so excited to make a series that's funny, distinct, and special in a neighborhood we love." Iso candidly added, "Honestly, I'm just glad I can move into a building where they don't steal packages." The show is set to premiere on Showtime in 2021 and has already begun production in New York City. In the meantime, you can visit the series' website to read more about their cast and awards here.