Rebecca De Mornay and Nick Westrate have been cast as leads in NBC’s hourlong pilot Hatfields & McCoys, a take on the infamous feud set in present-day Pittsburgh. The startling death of the McCoy patriarch re-ignites the feud between the two legendary families, unleashing decades of resentment. De Mornay will play the central character of Mary Hatfield, the Mayor of Pittsburgh and matriarch of the powerful Hatfields, who basically run the city through their development company and political connections. Westrate will play Randall Hatfield, Mary’s smug son.
Lincoln Lewis has been cast in ABC‘s Romeo & Juliet-esque pilot Venice, about the haves and the have-nots of California’s most seductive city, Venice. It focuses on two rival families, the Nances and the Carvers, and a forbidden and dangerous romance emerging between them as the families battle for control of the city. Lewis, repped by ROAR, Gersh, and Mark Morrissey and Associates in Australia, will play Shealy Carver, the son of Lisa Carver (Jennifer Beals). Shealy was bitterly upset that his brother Chris jeopardized the family by spending six years in prison, and is stewing with poorly suppressed anger when Chris is welcomed home with open arms.
Marta Milans has joined another ABC drama pilot, Killer Women, which centers on Molly Parker (Tricia Helfer), the only woman in the notoriously male Texas Rangers — a ballsy, beautiful badass who knows how to get to the truth and isn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers along the way. Milans, repped by TalentWorks and manger Jennifer Wiley, will play Nessa, Molly’s sister-in-law and friend.