Men Of A Certain Age star Scott Bakula is returning to TNT with a co-starring role opposite Geena Davis in TNT‘s untitled bounty hunter quirky drama pilot from Dean Devlin‘s Electric Entertainment, Ternion Productions and 3 Arts. Written by Scott Prendergast and Amy Berg inspired by the real-life story of bounty hunter Mackenzie Green and directed by Devlin, the drama stars Davis as Mackenzie “Mack” Green, an unconventional bail bondswoman and bounty hunter whose eccentric personality and unusual tactics give her an advantage in a tough and unpredictable business. Bakula will play Mack’s ex-husband Pete, a cop, joining previously cast Gloria Reuben, Marsha Mason and Enrico Colantoni. Bakula, repped by ICM Partners and Anonymous Content, will next be seen in an April episode of Two And A Half Men, HBO’s Liberace biopic, Behind The Candelabra, and indies Elsa And Fred and Snap.
British actor Alex Hassell (Anonymous) has landed a lead role in ABC’s drama pilot Big Thunder. Written by Jason Fuchs, directed by Rob Bowman and executive produced by Melissa Rosenberg, the project, based on Disney’s roller coaster ride, centers on a brilliant, late 19th century New York doctor. He and his family are given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to relocate to a frontier mining town run by a powerful, but mysterious tycoon (Hassell) but quickly realize that not everything in Big Thunder is as it seems. Hassell is repped by Paradigm, Magnolia Entertainment and UK’s United Agents.