Former Sex and the City showrunner Michael Patrick King is bringing an alum from the hit HBO series to his new project, NBC’s drama pilot A Mann’s World. Mario Cantone, who played blunt Sicilian-American gay event planner Anthony Marantino in the Sex and the City series and two movies, has been added to the cast of A Mann’s World, which stars Don Johnson as Allan Mann, a 50something handsome and sexy straight Beverly Hills hairdresser who is struggling to stay young and relevant in a place where looks are everything. Gersh-repped Cantone will play Allan’s salon manager, an opinionated, single gay man who handles all the moment-to-moment decisions about running the salon and acts as the “mother” to the salon work family. Also cast in the pilot is Jesse Jones, repped by the Gage Group and Untitled, who will play Allan’s son.
The Social Network and The Pacific co-star Joe Mazzello is set to co-star in ABC’s drama pilot Georgetown. Written by Will Fetters, it centers on Andrew Pierce (Jimmy Wolk), an effortlessly charming and brilliant Yale graduate and the youngest Presidential speech-writer on record. Mazzello, repped by UTA and Eric Podwall, will play Peter, another junior White House staffer who lives with his best friends Andrew, Nikki (Katie Cassidy) and Sam (Daisy Betts). Also cast in the pilot is Condola Rashad as an ambition lesbian journalist reluctantly working the Style segment of PoliticalCapitol.com when she’d rather be covering hard(er) news.
Reggie Lee (Prison Break) has joined the cast on NBC’s drama pilot Grimm. Created by David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf, Grimm is described as a dark but fantastical cop drama about a world in which characters inspired by Grimm’s Fairy Tales exist. It centers on Nick Burckhardt (David Giuntoli), a good-looking detective who starts to see humans as beast/animals and discovered that he has a legacy – to protect “humans” from these beasts. Lee will play a cop who works with Nick. Grimm reunites Lee with another Prison Break alum, Silas Weir Mitchell, who also-co-stars in the pilot. Lee, repped by DSA and KLWG, was most recently seen in the feature Life as We Know It and in a recurring role on ABC’s No Ordinary Family.