Nico Tortorella has been cast in HBO’s Mamma Dallas comedy pilot.
Mamma Dallas centres on a conservative Texan family who hire Liberty (Augustus Prew) as a live-in nanny, unaware that she is actually a drag queen.
Tortorella – who appeared as Jacob Wells in The Following – will play Jesse, Liberty’s lowlife boyfriend, reports Deadline.
Jesse, who runs a chop shop, is concerned that his friends will discover he is in a relationship with a drag queen.
Paul Fitzgerald and Mary Catherine Garrison have also been added to the project as Hugh and Carrie Cox, the couple who hire Liberty.
The half-hour pilot comes from Enlightened co-creator Mike White.
Dede Gardner, who produced 12 Years a Slave, is also involved as an executive producer alongside White.