What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, but what happens on the way? FOX’s new series LA To Vegas explores just what happens when a group of people head to the land of Elvis weddings, casinos and lost nights.
The single-camera ensemble comedy follows an airline crew and the eccentric passengers who, every weekend, take the roundtrip flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas with one goal in mind – to come back a winner. Welcome to Jackpot Airlines, a budget carrier whose junket flight from LA to Vegas and back again, is filled with dreamers looking for that big score.
Holding (or, more to the point, barely holding) these voyages together is Ronnie (Kim Matula), a long-suffering flight attendant who tries to keep her cool (oftentimes, with little success) whether she’s dealing with a bi-polar bride-to-be or the dead body in Row 13. Managing the revolving door of bachelor parties and 21st birthdays gets even trickier when Ronnie develops a “location-ship” with Colin (Ed Weeks), a regular passenger and an economics professor, whose son and soon-to-be ex-wife live in Vegas.
Further complicating her job every weekend is Captain Dave (Dylan McDermott), the narcissistic pilot whose fighter-pilot dreams never quite worked out; Bernard (Nathan Lee Graham), the always-positive career flight attendant who thinks there’s no flight more magical than the LA-to-Vegas; Artem (Peter Stormare), the genial professional gambler who serves as the plane’s resident (but unofficial) bookie; and Nichole (Olivia Macklin), the sweet-natured, part-time stripper who’s a lot savvier than people realize.
It won’t be easy, but this unlikely group of miscreants and dreamers will eventually go from being strangers on a plane to a supportive, if unconventional, family…from Friday to Sunday…whether they like it or not.
The series was written by Lon Zimmet, who also serves as an executive producer, along with Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy, Owen Burke and Steve Levitan, who directed the pilot.
Starring Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story), Peter Stormare (American Gods), Nathan Lee Graham (Zoolander), Kim Matula (UnREAL), Ed Weeks (The Mindy Project), and Olivia Macklin (The Young Pope).
LA To Vegas kicks off its 12-episode season today on FOX at 9/8c.