Paprika Steen joins the cast of American RITA remake

Paprika Steen will star as a series regular opposite Lena Headey in Showtime dramedy pilot Rita, based on Christian Torpe’s award-winning Danish series.  In Rita, Paprika Steen will play Ellen, a guidance counselor who runs the school with weaponized empathy. Headey will play the title character, a headstrong, unconventional teacher and single mother who takes on every kind…