Provided ‘Fam’ turns into a drama series, it would be the first time since ‘’The Vampire Diaries’’ that Dobrev would be playing a regular role on the TV screen.
Remember Elena from ‘’The Vampire Diaries’’, the girl who played the leading role in the first six seasons of the horror drama series? Well, she’s going to make her return to the small screen to topline the CBS Comedy script ‘’Fam’’.
‘’Fam’’ revolves around a woman who dreams of starting a new life with her fiancé in their new uptown home. The twist comes when the woman’s younger sister comes to live in her home to escape the brutalities of their father.
In the drama, Dobrev is going to play the role of Clem, the elder sister who has managed to get her life back on track. She’s shown as a charmer who is extremely happy that Jay, the love of her life, is going to marry her.
In a bid to put her past demons behind her, Clem claims that her estranged father, Freddy Banks, is no more, though he is alive and making life hell for her half-sister, Shannon.
To escape her father, Shannon (Odessa Adlon) shows up unexpectedly one day at Clem’s house. Her arrival means that Clem’s lie to Jay is about to become painfully obvious, putting their relationship in a jeopardy.
Apart from Dobrev and Adlon, the cast of ‘’Fam’’ includes Brian Stokes Mitchell who is playing the role of Jay’s father, Sheryl Lee Ralph as the mother of Jay, and Freddy Banks as Elena’s estranged father. Corinne Kingsbury has penned the script of the drama.
After playing the lead role in ‘’The Vampire Diaries’’ for six straight seasons, Dobrev left the small screen to focus on feature films. Over the years, she has starred in various movies including, XXX: Return of Xander Cage, the sequel of ‘’Flatliners’’, and in the Indie comedy ‘’Crashpad’’ alongside Domnhall Gleeson and Christina Applegate.
Her upcoming projects include ‘’Dog Days’’ which is yet another indie comedy, ‘’Lucky Day’’, and Departures’’.