Katherine LaNasa and Neil Jackson have been cast in NBC’s drama pilot Notorious, from Universal TV and BermanBraun. Written by Liz Heldens, it is described as an opulent soap in which a female detective returns undercover to the wealthy and troubled Lawson family she grew up in — as the maid’s daughter — to solve the murder of the notorious heiress who was once her closest friend. LaNasa will play the beautiful, elegant sharp-tongued Sofia Lawson, the second wife of the patriarch Robert Lawson (Victor Garber), who is used to managing the family crises with ruthless expertise. Jackson will play the handsome, sexy and smart bad boy of the family who has returned home for the funeral. Jackson, repped by IFA, Flutie Entertainment and Trioka, will next be seen in Upstairs Downstairs 2. IFA-repped LaNasa, repped by IFA, will next be seen in the features Dogfight, Frozen Ground and Jayne Mansfield’s Car.
Anna Camp, who just completed a major arc on CBS’ The Good Wife as Alicia’s (Julianna Margulies) mentee-turned rival, is set to co-star in Kaling’s Fox single-camera comedy pilot, in which Kaling stars as Mira, a young Bridget Jones-type Ob/Gyn balancing her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small office. Camp will play Mira’s former college roommate and best friend.