Sydney Park and Tyrone Marshall Brown join the cast of the upcoming Showtime drama pilot, Coercion. They are cast as series regulars opposite Sydney Chandler.
Written and to be directed by Susannah Grant, Coercion is inspired by the life of Rebecca Bender, a national leader on and survivor of sex trafficking.
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Coercion depicts Bender’s (Chandler) escape from the world of sex trafficking after six years, her struggles to return to a “normal” life, and her emergence as a confident, funny and impassioned advocate for justice.
Park will play Brandi, a high-end Las Vegas-based sex worker while Brown is cast as Dawson, a young special agent with the FBI who is tasked with doing something about the prostitution problem in Vegas.
Wiip is producing the drama with Grant, Bender, Gail Lyon, and actress Rosanna Arquette, who is a longtime advocate for survivors of sex trafficking, executive producing. Paul Lee and Hope Hartman of wiip also serve as executive producers.
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Park can next be seen in the leading role of Makani Young in Netflix film There’s Someone Inside Your House. She recently wrapped production on romance drama First Love and starred in the comedy-drama film, Moxie, directed by Amy Poehler. Brown played the series regular role of Sean on Love Is… for OWN. He also has recurred on Power and The Affair and guested on shows including FBI, Chicago P.D. and Unforgettable. His feature film credits include You Got Served: Beat the World and Baked in Brooklyn.