Michael Gaston has joined the cast of Damon Lindelof’s HBO drama pilot The Leftovers, directed by Peter Berg. Co-written by Lindelof and Tom Perrotta based on Perrotta’s book, the project takes place after the Rapture happens but not quite like it’s supposed to. It is the story of the people who didn’t make the cut… and a world that will never be the same. Gaston, repped by APA and Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management, will play Dean, a man who seems to understand that times have changed and addresses it head-on — often violently. He has recurred on Mad Men, The Mentalist and Damages.
Amanda Walsh, Steve Berg, Rebecca Drysdale and Brad Morris star in Fox’s WTF America, a preliminary presentation for a hybrid scripted/unscripted project with a bit of reality from Dan Mazer, Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV. Nick Thune and Candace Brown guest star in the presentation, which explores small-town America. Walsh, repped by ICM Partners and 3 Arts, also has a script she co-wrote with Carla Gallo in development at 20th TV. Drysdale is with Apostle’s George Heller and WME, Morris with 3 Arts.