Will Forte to Star in Netflix Drama Series From Obamas’ Higher Ground

Will Forte will star in the drama series “Bodkin” (working title) from Netflix, Barack and Michelle Obamas’ Higher Ground, and independent studio wiip for the streaming service.

The series will start production in Ireland next week.

In addition to Forte, Siobhan Cullen, Robyn Cara, David Wilmot and Chris Walley are set to star in the seven-episode, darkly comedic thriller.

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The series follows a crew of podcasters who set out to investigate the mysterious disappearance of three strangers in an idyllic, coastal Irish town. But once they start pulling at threads, they discover a story much bigger and weirder than they could have ever imagined. As they try to discern fact from fiction — about the case, about their colleagues, and, most painfully, about themselves — the series challenges viewers’ perception of truth and exposes the stories they tell to justify beliefs or validate fears.