Hip hop producer/actor Rza has been cast in Fox’s drama pilot Gang Related, from 20th TV and Imagine TV. Written by Chris Morgan and directed by Allen Hughes, Gang Related centers on Ryan Lopez (Ramon Rodriguez), a gang member sent in to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department. CAA-repped Rza will play Cassius. Originally from the tough streets of Oakland, he is Ryan’s partner and best friend on the Gang Task Force.
Canadian actress Jenessa Grant has been cast in CW pilot Reign, from CBS TV Studios. It chronicles the rise to power of Mary Queen of Scots (Adelaide Kane) when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis (Toby Regbo), and with her best friends as ladies-in-waiting. Grant, repped by by Oldfield Talent Management, will play one of the ladies-in-waiting alongside Brit Celina Sinden.