Madchen Amick has landed the female lead in Stephan Gaghan’s NBC drama pilot S.I.L.A., a complex drama in the vein of Traffic set in the world of crime, law enforcement and politics in modern-day Los Angeles. Amick, repped by Gersh and KW Entertainment, will play Mary, who came from a blue-collar background to become a successful Century City lawyer.
Kelli Garner (My Generation) is set to co-star opposite Christina Ricci in ABC’s drama pilot Pan Am, a sexy soap set against the Jet Age about a group of pilots and flight attendants working at Pan Am Airlines in the 1960s. Garner, repped by CAA and John Carrabino, will play Kate, a well-educated, sharply intelligent and tri-lingual stewardess who is also a bit of a rebel.
Brian Hallisay has joined CW’s zombie thriller Awakening. The project, from WBTV and Reveille, is about two sisters, Jenna (Lucy Griffiths) and Jayce (Meredith Hagner) coming of age and facing off against one another amidst the beginning of a zombie uprising. Hallisay, repped by the Kohner Agency and Untitled, will play Jenna’s Calvin Klein-handsome boyfriend.