It’s official! Selma Blair has been cast in Charlie Sheen’s new FX dark comedy Anger Management.
Blair, who last starred in the NBC comedy “Kath & Kim,” will play Kate. According to EW.com, Kate, who’s described as Charlie’s “best friend with benefits,” a fellow therapist who helps Charlie control his anger and uses radical approach with patients.
“Anger Management” will see Sheen playing a therapist who leads two therapy groups — one in a prison and one un-incarcerated. He also lives a complicated life, including an ex-wife (Shawnee Smith) and 13-year-old obsessive compulsive daughter. FX has ordered 10 initial episodes, and as long as those episodes reach a certain ratings mark, Sheen’s series will be greenlit for an unprecedented 90 additional episodes.
During the winter Television Critics Association press tour, showrunner Bruce Helford told a group of critics that, “Everyone in the world calls to say they want to do [this] show.”
A premiere date for “Anger Management” has not yet been set, but production is reportedly set to start in March.