Adam Brooks and Uma Thurman have been friends since she was 17. They met in New York. When his project "Imposters" got the green light, she held a dinner party for him to celebrate his new show. That night he asked her if she would be willing to play a role it. Her character, Lenny Cohen, was written specifically for her.
The house that Maddie's parents live in was previously used in The Killing (2011) as Sarah Linden's home.