Falling Water's Gale Anne Hurd Shares the Inside Story on Casting (Hint: The Eyes Have It)

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As with any dramatic series, casting your leads is one of the most important pieces of the puzzle and so we asked executive producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead) to share some of the backstory of finding Falling Water's compelling main actors. Interestingly, they all came to the project through very different avenues (including a significant re-write to accommodate one of the actors), but there's one thing all three of them have in common.

Taka

Taka played by Will Yun Lee

A famously intuitive NYPD detective, when Taka Matsuyama isn’t working cases, he is taking care of his catatonic mother Kumiko. When Taka begins investigating a new cult, he soon starts having strange and vivid dreams. Hoping for answers, Taka begins searching for members of the cult -- only to have them find him first.

11 Reasons to Get Excited About USA's New Series Falling Water

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The creators and stars of USA’s new drama Falling Water sat on a panel for the Television Critics Association yesterday. The TCA is over 200 TV critics from across the U.S. and Canada who meet twice a year to interview the casts and executives behind new and returning television shows. Gale Anne Hurd and Blake Masters produce the series from a pilot Masters wrote with his late partner Henry Bromell. Lizzie Brochere, David Ajala, and Will Yun Lee play three people with complicated relationships to their dreams. 

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