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India Eisely stars as Fauna Hodel, a naive girl growing up in mid-sixties Reno, Nevada, who embarks on a quest to discover who she really is. Meanwhile in Los Angeles, Jay Singletary, Chris... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Pine ... Jay Singletary
India Eisley ... Fauna Hodel / Pat
Jefferson Mays ... George Hodel
Leland Orser ... Peter Sullivan
Yul Vazquez ... Billis
Dylan Smith ... Sepp
Golden Brooks ... Jimmy Lee
Jay Paulson ... Ohls
Connie Nielsen ... Corinna Hodel
Ade Chike Torbert ... Calvin
Dabier ... Lewis Ferguson
Brad Beyer ... Flashlight Cop
Devon Bostick ... Tommy
Sheila Shaw ... Sister Sarah
Theo Marshall ... Detective Cuddy


India Eisely stars as Fauna Hodel, a naive girl growing up in mid-sixties Reno, Nevada, who embarks on a quest to discover who she really is. Meanwhile in Los Angeles, Jay Singletary, Chris Pine, a soldier recently returned from the Korean war, now a hack reporter, covers a gruesome murder. Written by OC Movie Reviews

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Release Date:

27 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jenkins + Pine, Studio T See more »
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16:9 HD
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The birth certificate shows that Fauna Hodel was born 1 Aug 1949, but the real Fauna Hodel was born 1 Aug 1951. See more »


While the mother is drinking from a bottle of vodka, the level in the bottle goes from 25% full to nearly full and the shape of the bottle changes. See more »

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22 July 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

The pilot has a languid pace but a sleazy pulpy look about it all.

The main standout is Chris Pine. A down on his luck tabloid journalist Jay Singletary reduced to taking shocking kiss and tell photos. He was once an army veteran, a respected journalist. Now a drug addicted sleazeball but something from his past that broke him might redeem him.

The main story is that of Pat (India Eisley.) The episode starts out with an older black lady Jimmy Lee fussing over a younger white girl. It turns out that the white girl is her daughter, living in early 1960s segregated Reno, Nevada. When Pat is walking home with her black boyfriend, he is pulled over by the cops and harassed until Pat discloses her racial identity.

When Pat discovers her true origin. That she is Fauna Hodel and her grandfather is some rich doctor out in Los Angeles. She had been adopted by Jimmy Lee and her then husband.

Director Patty Jenkins won plaudits for the movie version of Wonder Woman. She certainly hints at a darker aspect to this story. Jay is investigating a gruesome murder. Fauna's grandfather is throwing sleazy parties. Somewhere the two worlds are going to collide with Fauna in the middle of it.

If it was not for Pine, the pedestrian pace might had been the pilot's undoing. He even gets a chance to do some morbid humour in the morgue. The pilot serves the characters and sets up the plot.

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