‘Tickled Face’: Khiyla Aynne & Benjamin Mackey Round Out Sequence Regular Cast As Production Begins; David Harewood To Recur

‘Tickled Face’: Khiyla Aynne & Benjamin Mackey Round Out Sequence Regular Cast As Production Begins; David Harewood To Recur

EXCLUSIVE: Tickled Face has rounded out its sequence customary cast, adding Khiyla Aynne (Circuit Breakers) and Benjamin Mackey (The Morning Expose) alongside Annaleigh Ashford, Dennis Quaid, James Wolk and Tamera Tomakili. David Harewood (Establish of starting up) additionally joins the upcoming Paramount+ drama sequence in a habitual aim. The sequence hails from creator and govt producer Jennifer Cacicio and govt producers Robert and Michelle King. Filming began this week in Vancouver. Look Ashford’s Instagram announcement below.

Tickled Face is impressed by the reliable-existence account of Melissa Moore; the Tickled Face podcast from iHeartPodcasts and Moore; and the autobiography Shattered Silence, written by Moore with M. Bridget Cook.

In the sequence, leaping off from Moore’s reliable-existence account, Tickled Face (Quaid) is an incarcerated serial killer who additionally is Melissa’s (Ashford) once-beloved father. After a long time of no contact, he finally finds a formula to force himself support into his daughter’s existence. In a crawl in opposition to the clock, Melissa must discover if an harmless man goes to be put to dying for against the law her father dedicated. All one of the best arrangement thru, she discovers the affect her father had on his victims’ households and must face a reckoning of her possess identity.

Aynne plays Hazel, Ben (Wolk) and Melissa’s (Ashford) 15-year-used daughter, a stable and fully overjoyed lady who thinks that her mom is off on a straightforward industry traipse back and forth. Nonetheless, when she suspects that one thing dire is occurring, she begins investigating — and might presumably launch up to expose the lovely circumstances of her mom’s past.

Mackey portrays 9-year-used Max, Ben (Wolk) and Melissa’s (Ashford) youngest diminutive one, a stuffed with life diminutive one who takes his trusty upbringing without a consideration and doesn’t survey too deeply into his mom’s sudden absence. He takes it on faith that she’s away producing a segment for The Dr. Greg Expose.

Harewood recurs as Dr. Greg, the lovely, beloved, long-time giant title of a popular daytime effectively being and focus on showcase, The Dr. Greg Expose. When he calls Melissa, one of the indispensable showcase’s makeup artists, in for a gathering, she’s at a loss as to what he might presumably also want. She soon realizes that he’s received a phone name from an beautiful source — and that the resolution has brought the secret of her past to glaring gentle.

The eight-episode first season of Tickled Face, produced by CBS Studios in association with King Dimension Productions, iHeartPodcasts and Semi-Formal Productions, will premiere completely on Paramount+ globally in 2025.

Jennifer Cacicio – who additionally serves as showrunner – govt produces alongside Robert and Michelle King, Liz Glotzer, Melissa Moore, Conal Byrne, Will Pearson, Michael Showalter — who will negate the foremost episode — and Jordana Mollick.

Tickled Face is distributed by Paramount Global Advise Distribution.

Aynne most recently guest-starred in Apple TV+’s Emmy-nominated sci-fi anthology Circuit Breakers. Her earlier credits encompass the Netflix feature movie adaptation of 13: the Musical, Uptv’s Christmas on the Rocks and the youngsters’s horror-fantasy movie Nightbooks at Netflix. She led the Netflix usual sequence Ponysitters Membership as Trish and reprised the aim in two hurry-off movies. Extra credits encompass appearances in Netflix’s Work It, CBC Gem’s The Pass and Forty eight Christmas Needs. She’s repped by da Costa Expertise, Alchemy Leisure and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.

Mackey recurred in Apple TV+’s The Morning Expose, alongside Steve Carell and accurate-existence brother Judah Mackey. He has additionally appeared in the Starz’s Gaslit starring Julia Roberts and Sean Penn, ABC’s Residence Economics and recurred on Nickelodeon’s Hazard Drive. As a suppose actor, Mackey recurred in Disney’s Spidey and His Unprecedented Chums and Apple TV+’s Pretzel and the Puppies, among others. He’s repped by  Artist Collective Leisure and The Osbrink Agency.

Harewood is perchance most productive known for his starring aim as David Estes on Showtime’s Establish of starting up alongside Claire Danes and Damian Lewis. He additionally appeared in diverse American and British sequence, in conjunction with the Emmy-nominated miniseries The Evening Manager. His movie work entails Warner Bros.’ political thriller Blood Diamond, Tulip Fever and Jake Mahaffy’s drama Free In Deed. He’s repped by IAG, Conway van Gelder Grant, Official Expertise & Literary Management.


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