EXCLUSIVE: With HBO’s Treme nearing the end of its run, series co-star Clarke Peters has been cast as a regular in AMC’s Untitled Lagravenese/Goldwyn pilot, a legal thriller centered on Adam Page (Damon Gupton), a District Attorney who uncovers new evidence that prompts the reinvestigation of a sensational murder. Peters, repped by Stone Manners Salners and manager Jeff Berger, will play Adam’s father, Isaiah Page, a retired cop and former police commissioner for Philadelphia. Before Treme, Peters starred on David Simon’s HBO drama The Wire.
Paranormal Activity 3 star Lauren Bittner has been cast as one of the leads of Lifetime’s hourlong pilot The Secret Lives Of Wives, which explores the unvarnished truth behind the marriages of four different women. Bittner will play one of the four, Jessie, a smart and attractive 32-year-old lawyer married to a handsome minister. Bittner, repped by The Kohner Agency, CornerStone Talent Agency and manager Jill McGrath, joins Salli Richardson-Whitfield who plays another of the leads.
Thomas Wright has joined the cast of the FX drama pilot The Bridge, starring Diane Kruger and Demian Bichir and directed by Gerardo Naranjo. An adaptation of a Scandinavian format, The Bridge centers on two detectives from the U.S. and Mexico — El Paso Police Homicide Detective Sonya North (Kruger) and Marco Ruiz (Bichir) — who must work together to hunt down a serial killer operating on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Wright, repped by WME and Stacey Testro International, will play Steven Linder, who works at a local women’s shelter but leads a mysterious double life. For Australian Wright, this is the second high-profile project — he also plays the male lead opposite Elisabeth Moss in Jane Campion’s six-part television series, Top Of The Lake, which will premiere next year on BBC and the Sundance Channel.