Amy Letcher: Bringing Musical Theater to the Screen in New Workplace Comedy, ‘PBC’
South African actress Amy Letcher is no stranger to global hit shows. Appearing in ‘NCIS’, ‘Black Sails’ and ‘The Romanoff’, Letcher is used to seeing her work reach audiences around the world. Even so, the new workplace comedy from FloQast Studios and Cinemand Films, “PBC” — which released worldwide this year to rave reviews — has a special place in its heart.
“I love the comedy and I also love that there are musical elements to the show. Josh and Gallagher came up with the most amazing musical number for Season 1, and it was so much fun to film. Being able to bring my musical theater background to the set was such a treat. Letcher recently spoke about the musical number “In Another Life” created by “PBC writer/director” Josh Sims and showrunner Michael J. Gallagher.
With its first season releasing in January 2022, “PBC” has already been compared to “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation.” And it’s no wonder, with a cast of comedic heavyweights, the series stars Kate Flannery (The Office), Pete Gardner (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and Danny Trejo (Machete), adding Cheri Oteri (Saturday Night Live) and Neil Flynn (Scrubs) in Season 2. Amy Letcher stars as Makayla, one of the show’s protagonists, and is set to reprise her role in Season 2.
Letcher grew up in a small town in eastern South Africa. Moving to Cape Town to study film after high school, she quickly landed a scholarship to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, where she quickly made a name for herself as a performer whose versatility knows no bounds. With roles in multiple award-winning series, his self-penned solo show debut on New York’s famed Theater Row and a starring role in the horror-comedy ‘Overkill’ – which charmed film festivals around the world , garnering a mammoth 42 awards and 56 other nominations – Letcher seems to thrive in any environment she finds herself in. She’s even ventured into the world of stunts and swordplay, most recently as a soft-spoken assassin in the in-production, ‘Midnight Six’.
What’s next for Letcher? It seems his versatility is a skill ‘PBC’ is only too happy to adopt. “Is there another musical number in season 2? If there is, it’s even better than the first one. Letcher teased.
Audiences around the world are eagerly awaiting the return of the beloved series.