Esai Morales is has joined the cast of CBS‘ legal drama pilot The Advocates. Written by Bruno Heller and directed by David Nutter, Advocates centers on lawyer Shannon Carter and ex-con Henry Bird who team up as “victim advocates,” going to the very edge of the law to right wrongs and fight for the underdog. Morales will play Rafael “Raffa” Cortez, an ambitious and somewhat Machiavellian district attorney. He joins recently cast CCH Pounder. Morales, repped by Innovative and KLWGN, is recurring on the upcoming second season of Starz’s Magic City.
Tyler Labine is set to co-star opposite Rupert Grint in Super Clyde, Greg Garcia’s single-camera pilot for CBS. The project, from CBS TV Studios, centers on Clyde (Grint), a meek, unassuming fast food worker who decides to become a super hero. Mike Fresco is directing. Labine, repped by CAA and manager Tyman Stewart, will play Duke, Clyde’s older brother. He most recently co-starred on NBC’s Animal Practice and before on CBS’ Mad Love, and he’ll be next seen in the feature Best Man Down.