Susanna Thompson (Dragonfly) has landed one of the female leads on the CW pilot Arrow. The Warner Bros TV-produced project, described as a modern retelling of the story of DC Comics character Green Arrow, stars Stephen Amell as the vigilante superhero who fights crime using archery, martial arts and technology under his secret identity as Oliver Queen, a wealthy playboy and billionaire industrialist-turned-outspoken politician in Star City. Thompson will play his mother, Moira Queen. David Nutter is directing the pilot, written/executive produced by Andrew Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim. Thompson’s series credits include arcs on Cold Case and NCIS.
Jess Weixler and Agam Darshi (Sanctuary) have been cast in Jason Katims’ NBC drama pilot County. The Universal TV-produced project chronicles the lives of young doctors, nurses, and administrators in a frenetic underfunded and morally compromising LA County Hospital. Weixler, repped by Gersh and Mosaic, and Darshi will play two of them, joining previously cast Jason Ritter and Michael B. Jordan. British actor Sam Palladio has become the first one cast in the ABC drama pilot Nashville, a family soap set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene revolving around one star at her peak and another on the rise. RJ Cutler is directing from a script by Callie Khouri. The two executive produce.