Denis O’Hare Joins Coming-Of-Age Drama ‘Crash And Burn’ At Hulu

This announcement first appeared in Deadline. Julian Grey was cast in a lead role as the young Steve, opposite Denis O’Hare and Rachel Bay Jones, who portrayed his parents.

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The cast of Hulu’s forthcoming pilot for Crash and Burn is starting to take shape. Emmy-nominated actor Denis O’Hare has been tapped to star in the coming-of-age drama. Also boarding the pilot is Rachel Bay Jones who recently won a Tony Award for her role in the acclaimed musical Dear Evan Hansen. 

Based on the bestselling book by Michael Hassan,  Aaron Zelman’s pilot follows three troubled suburban boys through an averted school shooting in the mid-1990s.  … Crash and Burn explores the complex world of teen boys and the men they’ll ultimately become.

O’Hare is set to play Steve’s father, Jacob who struggles with a son he sees as supercilious and unfocused. Jones, in her first series role since her Tony win, will play Steve’s mother Debbie, a put-together woman with a full social life, which often serves as a welcome distraction from the issues facing her and her family at home.