Carolyn Hennesy latest star set to join Acting Dead

Emmy nominated vixen tapped for mystery woman in Zomedy series

HOLLYWOOD, CA (October 1, 2013) – Fans of HBO’s True Blood rejoice – Carolyn Hennesy is stepping back into the horror genre – this time with Zombies! Hennesy is the latest star to be cast in the upcoming semi-dark, zombie-comedy, Acting Dead, an independent television series from award-winning New Media producers Brian Beacock and Susan Bernhardt.

“I’ve know Carolyn for quite some time now, and have always been a big fan of her work” said Acting Dead Producer Susan Bernhardt. “She has the perfect combination of wit and fierce glamour for this integral role in the story.” Hennesy is set to guest star as Dr. Ivana Wurshter, the mysterious woman behind the zombie-actor producing company, Flatline Inc.. Creator and star Brian Beacock added “Carolyn is incredibly funny, quick on her feet and will be amazing in this role. She’s got the sex appeal, the comedic chops and an air of mystery and playful danger that’s going to make Dr. Wurshter such a memorable character.”

Carolyn joins previous announced stars from the soap world including Acting Dead lead Jillian Clare (Days of Our Lives), co-star Patrika Darbo (Days of Our Lives) plus guest stars Eric Martsolf (Days of Our Lives) and John J. York (General Hospital), her GH co-star of many years. Ironically, Carolyn also appears regularly on Disney’s Jessie as Mrs. Rhoda Chesterfield alongside Acting Dead series regular Chris Galya, the on again-off again boyfriend of the title character.

Acting Dead is a semi-dark comedy about Zombies, set in the world of Hollywood. The series begins production on October 12th and will be shooting an eight episode first season with plans to initially air online. Funny, quirky and weird, Acting Dead has brains and an appetite for sarcasm and satire. Imagine Arrested Development meets Shawn of the Dead with an occasional shout out to Romero. It’s fast paced and smart, and so ridiculous you’re sure to have the time of your afterlife.

The Zombie series has just over two weeks left on their crowd funding campaign, but still needs help, with perks beginning at just $4.00. To join the Acting Dead crowd funding campaign team, or learn more about the show, visit\


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