Justified alumna Natalie Zea has joined Fox’s untitled Kevin Williamson drama pilot. The project, from Warner Bros TV, is a thriller about ex-FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) who leads the search to catch diabolical serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) who has created a cult of serial killers. Zea will play Claire Matthews, Carroll’s ex-wife who finds herself in the middle of a nightmare when he escapes from prison. Zea, repped by UTA and manager Robert Semon, has been hot coming off 3 seasons on the FX drama Justified, fielding multiple pilot offers until settling on Kevin Williamson. Her series credits also include Hung and Californication. Zea is the second Justified alumna to book a broadcast pilot today. A few hours ago, Margo Mortindale landed a lead in the ABC comedy Counter Culture.
The Wire alum Robert Wisdom has been cast in ABC’s drama pilot Nashville. Written by Oscar winner Callie Khouri, directed by R.J. Cutler and produced by Lionsgate and ABC Studios, Nashville is described as a family soap about love, country music, family, politics and sex set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene. Wisdom, repped by by The Kohner Agency and KLWGN, will play Coleman Caldwell, a charismatic candidate for the next mayor of Nashville. He was most recently seen in Rampart.