Parker, who is best known for playing the role of Nancy Botwin on Showtime's original television series Weeds, was originally slated to play the part of Anouk, 41-year-old soap opera writer who was originally played by Essie Davis in the 2011 series, but she had to pull out after encountering a bad case of pneumonia.
According to TVLine, The Slap is based on the best-selling novel by Australian author Christos Tsiolkas and is "an eight-hour take on the 2011 Australian series, The Slap is about how one man’s punishment of another couple’s child explodes into a complex family drama.
The new NBC series will also star Peter Sarsgaard (The Killing), Thandie Newton (2012), Zachary Quinto (Heroes, Star Trek), Brian Cox (Deadwood), and Melissa George (The Good Wife).
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Uma Thurman, an Academy Award nominated actress, is probably best known for her roles in the Kill Bill series. However, she has appeared on the small screen before. In 2012, she appeared in several episodes of NBC's series, that has since been cancelled, titled Smash.