Megan Dodds has landed the female lead opposite Ethan Hawke in Fox’s drama pilot Exit Strategy, a high-octane procedural about a team of 5 experts associated with the CIA led by Eric Shaw (Hawke) who are deployed when a CIA operation goes bad to extract the ones involved before it’s too late. Dodds will play Dr. Hannah Burke, the medic on the team who has a genius-level IQ, trusts no one and appears to have a romantic connection with Shaw. Antoine Fuqua is directing the pilot for 20th TV and Kurtzman/Orci. Exit Strategy brings Dodds, repped by ICM and U.K.’s Independent Talent, back to Fox and 20th TV. Two years ago, she had a talent deal with the network and studio, which led to her casting in the pilot Courtroom K.
Michael Mosley has boarded ABC’s drama pilot Pan Am, a sexy soap set against the Jet-Age about pilots and flight attendants working at the iconic Pan Am airline in the 1960s. The Scrubs alum repped by Gersh and Smith Talent Group, will play a co-pilot, a waggish jokester with a buzz cut and an infectious smile.
Orlando Jones has closed his deal to join ABC’s drama pilot Identity. The project, from ABC Studios and Eagle Eye scribe John Glenn, is based on an ITV/ITV Studio format and is an action procedural centered on an elite police unit formed to combat the explosion of identity-related crime. Jones will play a member of the team.
Rachael Harris (Notes From the Underbelly) has boarded Fox’s single-camera comedy Family Album, written by Joe Port and Joe Wiseman and directed by Shawn Levy. It centers on Dave (Mike O’Malley), a passionate, overly enthusiastic former jock who, after a breakthrough experience on a family vacation returns home with a renewed conviction to “bond the crap out of his family.” Harris will play the wife, a stay-at-home mom.
ER alumna Angel Laketa Moore has joined NBC’s Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, a multicamera comedy inspired by Chelsea Handler’s autobiographical book of the same name about her life in her 20s. It centers on Chelsea Hanson (Laura Prepon), a fresh-faced single cocktail waitress highly opinionated and open about her love to drink and have sex. Moore, repped by Domain and Steve Levy, will play the assistant manager of the sports bar where Chelsea works.