Beverly Hills, 90210 alum Brian Austin Green and Lost‘s Harold Perrineau will lead the cast of TBS’ hourlong comedy pilot The Wedding Band, while, Alex Frnka (Lifetime’s Unanswered Prayers) has landed the female lead in MTV’s half-hour pilot The Inbetweeners.
Peter Cambor (NCIS: Los Angeles) and Derek Miller (Secret Girlfriend) have also been cast in The Wedding Band, from FremantleMedia and Tollin Prods., which follows a group of guys who try to escape the stress and craziness of their lives by performing in a wedding band. The band, which will stop at nothing to make every wedding, birthday or bar mitzvah a concert to remember, is anchored by 2 lifelong best friends – one a perennial bachelor (Green) and the other a married father of two (Cambor). Josh Lobis and Darin Moiselle penned the script and are exec producing. Bryan Gordon will direct and co-exec produce. Green currently recurs on ABC’s Desperate Housewives as Bree’s (Marcia Cross) squeeze. APA-repped Perrineau most recently co-starred on ABC’s The Unusuals.
The Inbetweeners, a remake of the award-winning British series, revolves around four high school boys (Joey Pollari, Bubba Lewis, Zack Pearlman, Mark L. Young) who belong to the “inbetweeners” social class — teens who are not the most cool and popular but not geeky enough to be branded uncool. Frnka, repped by Innovative and Precision, will play a super-hot (and wise) high-school girl who is the cause for some of the four boys’ teenage angst. Taika Waititi is set to direct the pilot, which is slated to begin production on January 10 in Orlando. Brad Copeland wrote the adaptation and serves as the showrunner. He is executive producing with Iain Morris and Damon Beesley, creators of the original series, and Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment.