Christina Cole (CBS’ Chaos) has been cast as the female lead opposite Jason Lee and Derek Luke in Second Sight, CBS‘ drama pilot from Michael Cuesta and Carol Mendelsohn. Based on the British series, Second Sight is a gothic psychological thriller about Tanner (Lee), the lead detective with the New Orleans Police Department who is hiding the fact that he has an ocular disorder that causes him to have horrifying hallucinations. Cole, repped by ICM Partners, plays Gemma, one of Tanner’s detectives.
Kerry Bishe (Argo) has joined AMC‘s drama pilot Halt & Catch Fire, written by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers. Set in the early 1980s, Halt & Catch Fire dramatizes the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary, Joe (Lee Pace); an engineer, Gordon (Scoot McNairy); and a prodigy, Cameron (Mackenzie Davis), whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time. Bishe plays Donna, Gordon’s wife and the backbone of their family who also is an experience computer engineer. Halt & Catch Fire reunites Bishe and McNairy, who also played a husband and wife in the Oscar-winning Argo, which was set around the time of the AMC pilot. Bishe, repped by WME and Brookside Artists Management, next stars in Max Rose, Grand Piano and Goodbye World.