Ellen Barkin Joins Ryan Murphy’s NBC Sitcom

Ellen BarkinEllen Barkin appears set to join the cast of Ryan Murphy and Allison Adler‘s upcoming NBC pilot The New Normal.

The concept of the single-camera sitcom reportedly centers on a gay couple and their relationship with the woman who ultimately becomes their surrogate and helps them become parents — with Barkin playing the surrogate’s mother.

Glee writer-producers Adler and Murphy have quite the TV resume — including Chuck and the massively popular American Horror Story, respectively. Murphy, no stranger to stepping behind the camera, will direct at least the pilot episode of New Normal.

Source: Deadline