Erykah Badu will be among the guest stars joining Amazon’s original series “Hand of God,” premiering exclusively this fall on Amazon Prime Instant Video.
The drama centers on Judge Harris (Ron Perlman), a hard-living, law-bending married man (with a high-end call girl on the side) who suffers a mental breakdown and goes on a vigilante quest to find the rapist who tore his family apart. With no real evidence to go on, Pernell begins to rely on “visions” and “messages” he believes are being sent by God through Pernell’s ventilator-bound son.
“Hand of God” also stars Dana Delany as Pernell’s protective wife Crystal Harris.
Badu will recur as Crystal’s longtime weed dealer and close confidante April, a bohemian who calls herself the “blend master.” Crystal recruits April to join the Hand of God chapel as an informant so she can be Crystal’s eyes and ears in this new religious world with which Pernell has become obsessed.
The series also stars Garret Dillahunt as KD, the born-again sociopath whose violent tendencies are exploited by Pernell, Andre Royo (“The Wire”) as the slick, smart, gregarious, and greedy mayor Robert ‘Bobo’ Boston, Alona Tal as Pernell’s grieving daughter-in-law Jocelyn Harris, Julian Morris as the questionable preacher Paul Curtis, Elizabeth McLaughlin as the preacher’s sultry girlfriend Alicia, and Emayatzy Corinealdi (“Middle of Nowhere”) as Pernell’s call girl and confidante Tessie.
Joining Badu as guest stars are Lance Bass, Hunter Parrish, Jon Tenney and Jacob Vargas.
Read more about their characters below:
Lance Bass as Exotic Jerry—An eccentric and irrepressibly enthusiastic face of Jerry’sExotic Fish Store, Exotic Jerry sings an annoyingly catchy jingle in a low budget commercial. The song gets stuck in Pernell’s head and sparks a temporary fixation on fish.Hunter Parrish as Josh—PJ’s best friend and former business partner, Josh is solid, trusting, and attractive. Despite his bookish demeanor, Josh’s emotional insightfulness and strength of character are exactly what Jocelyn needs to anchor herself when she starts spinning out of control. (Recurring)
Jon Tenney as Nick Tramble—Magnetic, intense, and charming, Nick is Jocelyn’s high-powered, expensively dressed attorney who represents her in the case to pull the plug on PJ. He takes the case because he truly believes that pulling the plug is what PJ would have wanted and that it will help Jocelyn move on from this tragedy. He’s been in an intense rivalry with Pernell for years, due in no small part to Nick and Crystal’s former romantic connection. Nick knows that the most important court to win in is the court of public opinion, which is why his opening arguments are always in front of news cameras. (Recurring)
Jacob Vargas as Julio—A grifter/graffiti artist who went through the police academy with Shane Caldwell, Julio left the force before making it through probation. Since then, he often finds himself on the wrong side of the law. Along with his best friend Shane, Julio has been doing dirty side jobs to earn cash. He isn’t a bad guy at heart; he’s become hardened and opportunistic over time, and increasingly finds himself in flirting with trouble. Pernell learns Julio was involved with what went down the night of Jocelyn’s rape, and may be the key to finding out who ordered the crime. (Recurring)
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