Kylie Minogue is one of the actors added to the cast of the upcoming Netflix series The Residence.
Created by Paul William Davies and inspired by Kate Andersen Brower’s book The Residence: Inside The Private World Of The White House, the series revolves around a murder scandal involving White House service personnel.
Minogue, 54, will play a version of herself in the murder mystery drama, according to a number of publications such as Variety
The Melbourne, Australia native is just one of many stars just added to an already stellar cast that includes Jane Curtin, James Babson, Eliza Coupe, Izzy Diaz, Paul Fitzgerald, Ros Gentle, Juliette Jeffers, Sumalee Montano , Brett Tucker, Nathan Lovejoy, EL Losada, Julieth Restrepo, Mel Rodriguez and Rebecca Field.
They join previously announced leads Uzo Aduba, Andre Braugher, Susan Kelechi Watson, Jason Lee, Ken Marino, as well as Edwina Findley, Molly Griggs, Al Mitchell, Dan Perrault, Bronson Pinchot, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Mary Wiseman, Randall Park , Matt Oberg, EL Losada, Alexandra Siegel, Ryan Farrell and Barrett Foa.
On board: Kylie Minogue, 54, has signed on to play herself in the upcoming murder mystery drama Netflix series The Residence, starring Uzo Aduba
The official logline reads: ‘132 rooms. 157 suspects. A body. A wildly eccentric detective. A disastrous state dinner. The Residence is a frantic whodunnit set on the top, bottom and back steps of the White House, among the eclectic staff of the world’s most famous mansion, according to deadline.
The Residence is part of a nine-figure deal between Netflix and Shonda Rhimes’ production company Shondaland.
Rhimes, 53, will also serve as an executive producer on Betsy Beers under the Shondaland banner.
In addition to creating the show for the streaming giant, Davies will also executive produce, in addition to his duties as showrunner.
The eight-episode series is currently in production, but so far there’s no official word on when it will premiere on Netflix.
Minogue last starred in the computer-animated adventure comedy Back To The Outback (2021), while her last on-screen role was in the Australian comedy Swing Safari, alongside Guy Pearce, Radha Mitchell, Julian McMahon, Asher Keddie and Jeremy Sims. among other things.
While many fans around the world know her for her critically acclaimed singing career, Ther Spinning Around star got her start in show business as a television actress starting with the historical drama series The Sullivans (1979).
She would eventually gain recognition for her role in the Australian soap opera Neighbors (1986-1988), then make her screen debut in the coming-of-age drama The Delinquents (1989).
The Residence, starring Uzo Aduba as Cordelia Cupp, is part of a nine-figure deal between Netflix and Shonda Rhimes’ production company Shondaland
Breakthrough role: While many fans around the world know her for her critically acclaimed singing career, Minogue got her start in show business as a television actress, including her role in the Australian soap opera Neighbors (1986-1988)
Born in Melbourne, Australia, she rose to fame as a recording artist in the late 1980s and released four dance-pop-influenced studio albums, beginning with her debut Kylie (1988).
With more creative control over her music in the 1990s, the The Can’t Get You Out Of My Head singer has continuously shown that she can reinvent her image as she experiments with a range of musical genres on her next albums.
Her latest studio album, Disco (2020), was a commercial success, debuting at number one on the charts in her native Australia, the UK, Scotland and Ireland. It also charted in the top ten in Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain and New Zealand.
As of 2020, Minogue is the best-selling female Australian artist of all time, with over 80 million records sold worldwide.
Legendary: Minogue is the best-selling Australian female artist of all time, with over 80 million records sold worldwide; she can be seen at the Qantas 100th Gala Dinner in Sydney, Australia on March 31, 2023