Alanna Ubach is joining the party…
The 45-year-old Puerto Rican and Mexican-American actress has been cast as a series regular opposite Kate Beckinsale in Guilty Party, Paramount+’s half-hour dark comedy from Funny or Die.
In addition to Ubach and Beckinsale, the series also stars Geoff Stults, newcomer Jules Latimer, Tiya Sircar, Laurie Davidson and Andre Hyland.
Written by Rebecca Addelman and to be directed by Trent O’Donnell, Guilty Party stars Beckinsale as Beth Baker, a discredited journalist desperate to salvage her career by latching on to the story of a young mother sentenced to life in prison for maiming and murdering her husband — crimes she claims she didn’t commit. In trying to uncover the truth, Beth finds herself in over her head as she contends with Colorado gun smugglers, clickbait culture, the doldrums of marriage and her own tarnished past.
Ubach will portray Tessa. This news anchor was lapped by Beth when they started out as young reporters. Now, Tessa’s a “chief crime correspondent” who is quickly moving upwards with Beth fading in her rearview.
Ubach can currently be heard on Hulu’s Crossing Swords opposite Nicholas Hoult and received rave reviews for her turn as Jeanine Pirro in Bombshell.
Her other credits include Coco, Legally Blonde, Meet the Fockers and Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.