Lawrence native lands lead role in new TV series

"Granite Flats," featuring Lawrence native Annie Tedesco

"Granite Flats," featuring Lawrence native Annie Tedesco by Sara Shepherd

Lawrence native and Kansas University grad Annie Tedesco landed a lead role in the new BYUtv series “Granite Flats.”

After earning a degree in psychology with an emphasis in cognitive neuroscience, Tedesco made her way to Los Angeles, where she successfully auditioned for the comedy troupe the Groundlings, and has appeared in print ads, TV commercials and shows. In the past few years, Tedesco has had cameo appearances on shows including “Modern Family,” “The Mentalist” and “Bones.”

“Granite Flats” — set in 1962 and described as a family-friendly period drama with a sci-fi twist — premieres April 7 on Dish Network, DirecTV and select cable systems, and will be available online at byutv.org.

Here’s what viewers have in store, according to producers:

Granite Flats tells the story of a recently widowed single mom, Beth Milligan (Tedesco), and her 10 year old son Arthur, who move from California to the rural town of Granite Flats, Colorado to start a new life after the untimely and mysterious death of their Air Force pilot husband and father. From the moment of their arrival at the military base where Beth will be employed as a hospital nurse and Arthur will get a post-tragedy restart on life, the wholesome community is quickly revealed to be much more complex than at first glance. Standing alone outside on his first night in Granite Flats, Arthur is the sole witness to a fiery object hurdling across the sky, landing in the nearby hills. Is it a comet, like the budding young scientist believes, or something far more complicated? The spiraling consequences of what Arthur sees and the subsequent explosion that sets the stage for the plot to unfold propels Granite Flats into motion. Under the town’s wholesome surface, a sinister element is brewing that will challenge the faith and humanity of the show’s quirky characters, threaten to shatter any residual innocence left from the past decade and reveal the ubiquitous fear of nuclear attack which defined that era.

Here's a teaser:

Comments

benofthebull 1 year ago

Lawrence native? What tribe?

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consumer1 1 year ago

Thanks Solomon. I had the most wonderful 1955 Buick with those ornaments. What a beast I loved it.

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consumer1 1 year ago

, I found it on google it is a 1950 Oldsmobile same marking, head light trim, hood ornament. MY hat is off to you Sir. Good Call!!

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Eybea Opiner 1 year ago

Buick had the port holes on the side.

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consumer1 1 year ago

It kind of looks like a Pontiac to me. Didn't Olds, Use those round Chrome port holes? I tried watching the video and stopping just as the car entered the picture. The name on the hood is two words, but I cannot see them well enough to read. There also is a round Chrome circle emblem with are red round design in the middle with a chrome slash through it. You are right it is a great looking car. I would love to have one.

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blindrabbit 1 year ago

Great looking Oldsmobile, but not sure of the year, 1949-1952 all had same body style! Side trim and grill would be a give-away, my guess 1951.

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