Majandra Delfino (State Of Georgia) and former Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman star Jane Seymour have been cast in ABC’s comedy pilot Keep Calm And Carry On, from writer/executive producer Andrea Abbate, 20th Century Fox TV and 21 Laps/Adelstein. The project centers on Karey, the clean-nosed black sheep in a family of petty thieves, drug addicts, and narcissists. When her brother is sent to prison, she decides to raise his kids along with her adopted black son and give them the normal lives they deserve. Delfino, repped by APA and Ziffren Brittenham, will play Kerey’s sister Penny, who seems very clueless to what is going on around her. Seymour, repped by Innovative and Thruline, will play their mother Dotty, who mainly cares about herself and disregards what her children or grandchildren want.
Billy Brown rounds out the cast of in Hostages, CBS‘ drama pilot from writer-director Jeffrey Nachmanoff, Jerry Bruckheimer TV and Warner Bros TV. Based on an Israeli format, the project centers on Ellen (Toni Collette), a successful surgeon who is selected to operate on the President of the United States and is thrust into the middle of a political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage. Brown, repped by APA and Benderspink, will play Archer, an ex-military with a razor-sharp tongue and a temper who will play an integral part in taking Ellen and her family hostage. He recently recurred on FX’s Sons Of Anarchy and Fox’s The Following.