AND THE REST: From top left to right, Matt, the bitter right-wing intellectual roommate of Liam, Brianna the flighty movie star that lives upstairs with her her secretly broke assistant and club promoter Ally to Anne the not-quite-lesbian… Taylor, Alondra, Sam, David and a plethora of others. There are always friends and girlfriends on the scene to fill out the crowd and keep things lively. This show will be bolstered by a broadly diverse and universally appealing cast of secondary characters. (full bio's available upon request)
LIAM- Born and raised in Los Angeles. A writer and director who grew up poor on the streets of Venice; which all changed when his dad made it big in the real estate and moved their family from their rough neighborhood to the shining shores of Malibu. Liam never forgot his roots and despises the arrested development of his younger siblings, back in Venice now. He is often in conflict with his rich, bratty family. He’s the core of our group, the messenger and the caretaker. Liam is a lover who treats dating like a game where everyone knows the rules and nobody gets hurt. The only exception is a college relationship with Jess that Liam can’t seem to get over.
In season one, the dating game will get a little more cloudy for Liam as he finds himself getting increasingly serious about a girl he has fallen hard for named Taylor. As his feelings intensify, Liam puts himself in the vulnerable position of getting his heartbroken for first time since he broke up with Jess.
JESS- Intellectual. A successful journalist for a Vice-like online publication. The daughter of Cuban dissidents, she faces internal conflict from her right-wing Roman Catholic upbringing set against the progressive values she picked up in college and perfected as a member of Liam’s peer group. Jess went to College with Liam at USC and they fell deeply in love. But she’s got major anxiety and depression issues stemming from a college rape that also ruined her relationship with Liam. As Jess struggles to keep her PTSD from dragging her down she hides the secret that her attacker is still a member of their group.
Jess will continue to struggle with her intimacy issues until it becomes clear that she can’t keep running back to Liam every time things go wrong. After realizing that home is not always something you can go back to, Jess will have to figure out a way to face her fears and become strong again and regain what was taken from her.
COLTON- A high-level lesbian fashion photographer on the verge of breaking into the world of mainstream art. An abusive Childhood, raised mostly by her hillbilly grandmother, Colton was married at the age of 16 when she got pregnant with the first boy she ever had sex with. After being forced to keep the kid and get married, Colton, abandoned her child and husband and took off for Los Angeles with the help of one of her old high school art teachers. She is now walking the razor edge between success and failure as she prepares for a make or break art show. For now, though, she’s got the huge studio and the beautiful girlfriend, where every photo shoot turns into a party.
Over the course of season one, Colton will be forced to face change after the critical and commercial failure of her big art show and her golden image as a progressive liberal activist starts to fall apart after the shocking truth about Nola is revealed.
NOLA- Half-Black. Young and beautiful. She is very street smart and will survive by any means necessary. Distrusts authority and people in general. Conservative views about the world. She is a genuine Trump supporter. In the pilot episode, she drops out of high school and moves to Los Angeles with the plan to extort the mother she has never met before, Colton for, money. She is obsessed with Reality TV, The Kardashians, and becoming famous. When she shows up, it is a terrible mystery, she does not tell everyone who she really is and slowly inches her way into the group.
As season 1 progresses, Nola will be the catalyst for Colton’s artistic resurrection and her downfall. Indeed, Nola’s role will always be to start fires and foster chaos. No matter how much she tries to run from that reality, that’s what she’s built for. She leaves behind a trail of wreckage wherever she goes.
JOSHUA- Not just spiritual but actually religious, Joshua brings a sense of peace to the group. Talented, aspiring movie producer and actor. He struggles with being from two worlds. A good ol' southern boy from Arkansas living amongst LBGT bohemians. He’s in a long-term relationship with a woman he loves who desperately wants to get married; which he does believe he is ready for. Joshua is guided by his beliefs and his loyalty to his friends. He’s always there with quick wit and good advice for anyone who needs it… and some who don’t. A hypochondriac with high anxiety, he always adds some comedic relief to any situation.
During Season 1, Joshua will find himself sliding into turmoil as he begins to question his relationship and wonders if he will ever achieve the professional success he believes he needs to gain his families respect and have the financial stability to get married and start a family . Meanwhile, when an important movie deal falls apart, his financial stability becomes even more shaky.
This is a city that is always on the move, always growing changing and flying in the face of its past and tucked into this environment of change, growth and history our group of friends find each other and hold on tight because they’re all they’ve really got in this world.