Toni Collette Joins Mae Martin Netflix Series ‘Wayward’

Toni Collette

Toni Collette has joined the cast of the upcoming Netflix limited series “Wayward,” Variety has learned.

Collette will appear in the series alongside Mae Martin as well as Sarah Gadon, Brandon Jay McLaren, Sydney Topliffe, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Patrick J. Adams, Patrick Gallagher and Josh Close. The series is described as a thriller “set in a bucolic but sinister town that explores the insidious underbelly of the ‘troubled teen industry’ and the eternal struggle between one generation and the next,” per the official description.

Exact character details are being kept under wraps, but Collette will play the character Leanne in “Wayward.”

Collette is a highly-regarded and celebrated actress. She is a five-time Emmy Award nominee, winning the award for best actress in a comedy series for the Showtime show “United States of Tara.” She also won a Golden Globe for that show in 2010. Her other TV roles include the Netflix series “Unbelievable,” for which she received both a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination, as well as the Netflix thriller series “Pieces of Her.” She has also starred in shows like “The Staircase” and “The Power.” In film, Collette was nominated for the Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in “The Sixth Sense” and received a Golden Globe nod for “Little Miss Sunshine.” Her recent credits include “Knives Out” and “Nightmare Alley.”

She is repped by CAA, United Management, Finley Management, and Jackoway Austen Tyerman

Martin created “Wayward” and serves as executive producer and co-showrunner alongside Ryan Scott. Ben Farrell executive produces on behalf of Objective Fiction. Bruno Dubé, Hannah Mackay, and Jennifer Kawaja also executive produce. Sphere Media produces.

From Variety US